Notre Dame picked up a verbal commitment on Saturday night in the form of 5-10, 170 safety Nicco Fertitta. Fertitta, a native of Las Vegas and son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, committed to Notre Dame while on a visit this weekend as the Irish wind down spring practice 2014.
— NICCO FERTITTA (@NFsoCrucial) April 5, 2014
Notre Dame first offered Fertitta back in January and was one of the first major programs to offer along with Boston College, Arizona, Hawaii, and Utah. Ever since Notre Dame offered though, the Irish were considered the front runner after Fertitta referred to the offer from Notre Dame as a dream offer.
Notre Dame now has six commitments in the class of 2015 after Notre Dame picked up commitments in the last week from wide receiver Jalen Guyton and safety Prentice McKinney. Wtih safety being a large need in the class of 2015, Brian Kelly and his staff have clearly made it a priority to add depth to the position early in the process with the additions of Fertitta and McKinney.
Fertitta hails from the same high school, Bishop Gorman, as returning starter Ronnie Stanley. Fertitta also joins a growing list of Notre Dame football players with famous fathers. Junior wide receiver Corey Robinson is the son of NBA legend David Robinson and Torii Hunter Jr is the son of Detroit Tiger outfielder Torii Hunter Sr.
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