Tyler Newsome earned an offer from Notre Dame during the Irish’s specialist camp on Thursday and on Friday, the 2014 Georgia kicker/punter jumped on it by offering his commitment.
"Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame," Newsome tweeted. "What a blessing.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Ga., becomes the 12th member of Notre Dame’s 2014 recruiting class and the first specialist.
He also had an offer from Air Force.
Kicking guru Chris Sailer has worked with Newsome and sees him as a dual-threat specialist.
“Tyler is a very talented kicker,” says Sailer. “He is a big time leg and hits a great ball at times. Field goals are solid off the ground and improving. Kickoffs are getting better and better and will be college ready. Also a talented punter. Punting may end up being his college strength. One of the better combo prospects in the nation. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.”
Stay with Irish Sports Daily today for more with the newest member of the Notre Dame family.