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Commits continue with blue-chip LB David Adams

David Adams

Notre Dame’s defense is getting a building block for the future. Pittsburgh native David Adams headed home from Junior Day in South Bend and decided that he’d seen enough to end his recruitment.

Adams took to Twitter to make the decision official, choosing Notre Dame over some impressive offers like Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Pitt, Penn State and Stanford. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is one of the top inside linebackers in the country.

“First off I would like to thank God for all the amazing opportunities he’s blessed me with. I would like to thank my family for supporting me through thick and thin. I would like to thank my coaches and teammates for making me the player I am today. I would like to thank all of my friends for the endless support. And also I would like to thank every single coach that has recruited me. I’ve made so many great relationships and couldn’t thank every coach enough. But, after a lot of consideration, I would like to announce my commitment to the University of Notre Dame.”

Heading into the visit, Adams seemed like a priority target and also someone with significant interest in the Irish. But with a slew of coaches chasing (as detailed in a recent Tweet), most expected the big news from Central Catholic on Monday, when teammate Kurt Hinnish is expected to join him.

One look at Adams’ highlight reel from his junior season gives you an idea about the productivity he’ll bring to South Bend. A backer with speed, explosiveness and plenty of instincts, he was a first-team All-State player on the state champion in Pennsylvania.

That makes six commits for Notre Dame after a very productive weekend.