#GoldenArmy14 has a quarterback.
Following a trip to Notre Dame on Sunday, Ohio quarterback DeShone Kizer announced that he’s joining the Irish’s 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday.
"I am privileged to say that I will be continuing my Fighting Irish tradition by playing football at the University of Notre Dame!
#CCHStoND," Kizer tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from Toledo picked up the offer from Notre Dame last week and never shied away from expressing interest in the Irish, but it became clear how high that interest really was when he scheduled a trip to South Bend this weekend.
The Central Catholic High School star picked the Irish over offers from schools like Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Northwestern.
Kizer is the 11th member of the #GoldenArmy14, the name the Irish’s 2014 recruiting class has given itself, and first quarterback. He joins running back Elijah Hood and receiver Justin Brent as the current offensive skill pledges in the class, which already has four big offensive linemen up front – Jimmy Byrne, Sam Mustipher, Quenton Nelson and Alex Bars.
The dual-threat quarterback is athletic enough to run the Irish’s zone read, escape from the pocket and/or make plays with his legs in the running game, but he’s more of a passer first. Kizer’s commitment will keep Notre Dame headed in the same direction as Everett Golson and Malik Zaire.
Kizer helped lead Central Catholic to the Division II state title this past season, throwing for almost 1,700 yards and running for around 500 more. He threw for 17 touchdowns with only two interceptions. As a sophomore, Kizer threw for about 1,200 yards and ran for another 500 while accounting for 14 touchdowns.