The biggest news of Signing Day 2009 was, of course, the verbal commitment and signed LOI of Manti Te’o, but the Irish picked up another 5-star commitment today as well when 2010 DE prospect Chris Martin selected Notre Dame as reported by Irish Eyes.
Martin, who will be one of the top rated recruits regardless of position in 2010, is the third commitment for Notre Dame for the class of 2010 – the second of which is 5-star caliber.
Here’s an excerpt from IE on why Martin picked Notre Dame.
“As far as choosing Notre Dame, it was the right place for me from the academics to playing time,” Martin said. “Those are my two big things. The scheme they run, there is a lot of opportunity there, and academic wise, there aren’t too many places that can beat Notre Dame.
“It feels like it’s the right place to be for four or five years.”
After striking out at defensive end this year, this was outstanding news for Notre Dame and adds to the momentum that was started with the commitment of Manti Te’o. The class of 2010 looks to be set up perfectly for Notre Dame as long as the Irish put a strong product on the field in 2009 and the early commitment of two 5-star prospects is proof of that.
Great job by the staff getting Martin locked up this early.