(UHND.com) – Over the weekend it was reported that Taylor Dever committed to Notre Dame last week during an in home visit by Brian Polian. Dever, an offensive tackle prospect out of California, is the 15th known verbal commitment in what is shaping up to be another stellar class for Charlie Weis.
Dever told the Sacramento Bee, “Once I went to Notre Dame, I knew it was the place for me,” and added, “There wasn’t one thing I didn’t like. I liked the coaches, the facilities, the players, the students”
Dever was a late comer to the Notre Dame recruiting scene this year and did not get an offer until during his senior season. The Irish weren’t the only big time program to start recruiting the big offensive linemen this year, however, with offers coming from Miami and Nebraska.
Despite the late offer from the Irish, the coaching staff was impressed by Dever’s game film. What they saw on the film was a big, athletic, and fairly mobile offensive tackle who has a lot of room for improvement.
Notre Dame also got a recruit who grew up cheering for the Fighting Irish. Dever’s childhood team was Notre Dame which gave the Irish the upper hand in his recruiting. A trip to South Bend two weeks ago, however, was the deciding factor for Dever. He committed to Notre Dame just four days later
With the commitment from Dever, the Irish now have three offensive linemen along with Emeka Nwankwo and Andrew Nuss.
The Irish will be looking to add another two offensive linemen in this class with three more prospects left on the board – Matt Romine, Chris Little, and Matt Summers-Gavin. Of those three, Summers-Gavin is the only true guard prospect with both Romine and Little having the frames for tackles.