Notre Dame picked up its second commitment in as many days on Tuesday when cornerback Ashton White out of Maryland became the third cornerback to become a member of Notre Dame’s class of 2015.
— AWhite (@ayeechico) July 2, 2014
Prior to committing to Notre Dame, White picked up offers from the likes of Virginia, Iowa, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Ohio Sate, and Maryland. White was actually a one time commitment to Virginia Tech very early on but once he received his Notre Dame offer, it did not take him long to jump at the chance to become the latest member of the #ShamrockSoldiers15.
Notre Dame now has three commitments at the cornerback position with White joining Shaun Crawford and Nick Coleman and possibly ending Notre Dame’s recruiting at the position unless one of the elite of the elite corners wants to jump on board. White’s commitment gives the trio some more height and flexibility. 247 Sports rates White as the 43rd rated “athlete” in the class of 2015 and at 5’11″, White is just a bit shorter than Coleman but a full two inches taller than Crawford.
Overall, Notre Dame now has five defensive backs in the class of 2015 with the three corners in addition to safeties Prentice McKinney and Nicco Fertitta.
With their 2nd commitment in two days, Notre Dame now has 16 commitments in this year’s class with half of them coming since the beginning of June. The flurry of commitments has included defensive linemen Brandon Tiassum, Elijah Taylor, and Micah Dew Treadway; all three corners Crawford, Coleman, and now White; running back Josh Adams who just committed on Monday; and kicker Justin Yoon.
Notre Dame has the chance to add more – potentially a lot more – tomorrow as well with elite linebackers Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell and wide receiver Miles Boykin all scheduled to announce their college decisions on Wednesday. Of the three announcing tomorrow Boykin looks the most likely right now, but if Notre Dame were to somehow land two more commitments tomorrow, this class would receive a huge boost.
It wasn’t all good news for Notre Dame on Tuesday though. Travis Waller, a 4-star quarterback who looked like Notre Dame’s best option to replace the decommitted Blake Barnett, ended his recruitment by pledging to Oregon without ever visiting Notre Dame.