Update: Ishaq Williams Commits to Notre Dame

Ishaq Williams was going to visit PSU this weekend, but has committed to Notre Dame instead. (Photo - Icon SMI)

UPDATE: Williams will not be visiting Penn State as previously reported and has committed to Notre Dame. Per the NY Post’s Zach Brazille’s Twitter feed, “Williams had set up an official visit to Penn State, but woke up Friday morning and decided he didn’t need to make the trip.”

Absolutely huge pick up for Notre Dame. More later.

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  1. ajm 7 years ago

    Diaco is drooling over the possibilities rite now. Let’s not forget prince shembo is becoming a stud lb also. Lynch, tuitt, teo, ishaq, shembo, the future is looking up. The best thing about this is the usc recruit wittek complaining about this d making him look bad in the army game. Man I am loving it.

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  2. Nuts4ND 7 years ago

    Awesome news with Lynch!

    Diaco is going to have fun with this incoming defensive group

    Look out, here come the Irish

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    1. Nuts4ND 7 years ago

      By the way – Carlisle should do himself a favor and commit this weekend

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  3. jack 7 years ago

    Kelly proved the one area I was scared he have trouble, recruiting. Looks like he is getting speed on the edge can’t wait till spring ball and the Blue Gold game.

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  4. spiceyirish 7 years ago

    Williams, Lynch are in South Bend now. This has to ruin G-Tech’s run for pulling Tuitt from ND

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  5. bleednd82 7 years ago

    Lynch will be an early enrollee and start class Monday. He isnt going anywhere on Feb 2nd.

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  6. bleednd82 7 years ago

    Lynch COMMITS

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  7. DocBinge79 7 years ago

    Lynch just committed! One of the names that hasn’t been mentioned much is Ben Councell OLB from North Carolina who committed back in June (I think). He is a beast as well. On defense – Lynch, Tuitt,Rabasa, Carrico, Josh Atkinson, Councell, Williams, Farley, Grace, Hardy, Okotcha. What a an incredible future defense is in store. Savon would be icing on the cake, but we have a great freshman redshirt in Cam Roberson and McDaniel from Texas looks like a great back as well. With Flyod back for another season to set the performance bar for the new receivers (Daniels and George Atkinson) we are on the road back to greatness. Now, let’s all hope they sign in a few weeks and that we can hold our coaching staff from poachers as well.

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  8. Power Run The Ball 7 years ago

    I still am a big Lynch Fan… he is the one I want. If Lynch Commits then I will Love the IShaq pick up…. I want Lynch….

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  9. Poppy 7 years ago

    GREAT!!!! However , i will await until after signing day to see just how many have ‘late’ decisions. I am worried about all three of these young kids. Tutt, Williams and Lynch. Hope I feel GREAT on Fed 3 AM.

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  10. Big Daddy 7 years ago

    Williams is a huge addition. I see our weekend ending with Carlisle and Lynch committing. It is an amazing class he has assembled. Kelly is building something real special. The more I read on Michael Floyd the more I love this kid. He will go down as one of the all timers. It amazes me that he was projected as a 3rd rounder. This kid is a star in the making with a great work ethic.

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  11. DeltaIrish 7 years ago

    The article over on NBC Sports Inside the Irish says Diaco was at Williams house at 4:30 this morning and that Ishaq’s Dad said Diaco’s excitement and statement that ND would be playing for a National Championship soon made Ishaq want to be part of it. Ishaq’s a great great get. Diaco is somebody we have to hold on to.

    I haven’t felt this good in an offseason in a long time. For once it’s easy being green. Go IRISH!

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  12. Brian 7 years ago

    I want Savon as well if hes fast as advertised its someone we need!

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  13. DublinOHIrish 7 years ago

    My hope is now that Ishaq has made his choice to ND, this will pull Tuitt back in and wake Lynch up to the big picture. I think alot of this waivering and indecision had to do with wondering what the “other guy” was going to do.

    One concern I have is Lynch will be turned off by the 2 feet of snow in South Bend from his visit this weekend.

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  14. NDFan 7 years ago

    COME HERE SAVON AND AARON…this commitment and floyds return must persuade those two to come. Savon set his announcement date to Jan 28, and announced that hours after floyd decided to return….LETS GO

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  15. Chi-town Copper 7 years ago

    I hope this coaching staff can actually DO SOMETHING with the talent we now have. That will be the difference maker, getting these recruits to realize their potential. As we all know the CW era saw us get a ton of talent and i believe our seniors now should have been a part of the best recruiting classes in the country at their time of signing and we dont have a whole lot to show for it. I have faith in BK and time will tell. Go IRISH!!

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    1. Poz 7 years ago

      Well said, I’m tired of reading about recruiting rankings. Let’s see the W’s.

      Recruit rankings from 3 years ago:
      Auburn #20
      Oregon #19
      Stanford #50
      TCU not even listed but they were the 6th best in the Mountain West!
      Wisconsin #41

      Meanwhile ND was #2

      Coach em up BK!

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  16. Irish Thunder 7 years ago

    Any word on Troy Niklas? I know he was down to ND, Stanford and USC. I am hoping with Jim Harbaugh leaving Stanford, and USC on probation, that this puts ND over the top. Only problem I see is that he is from California. This kid plays TE, OL and DL. He is being recruited for all 3 positions.

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  17. Brian 7 years ago

    This is a huge pickup and the foundation to a elite defense!!!!

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  18. bleednd82 7 years ago

    Huge pickup! Huge! Huge! I am impressed

    We will find out this weekend if

    Aaron Lynch – Saturday
    and Amir Carlisle – Sunday

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    1. bleednd82 7 years ago

      If we pick up Lynch, I’d say this is the best defensive class we have ever had in my lifetime.

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      1. ThePiper3 7 years ago

        If you were born in ’82, then the classes to compare this to are the ’89/’90 classes – Burris, BYoung, Covington, Flanigan, Ratigan, Gibson, Bercich, Dubose, etc.

        And that’s 21 years ago.

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      2. bleednd82 7 years ago

        I remember Young and Demetrious Dubose. It’s nice to be able to compare that kind of talent.

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      3. irishspartan 7 years ago

        I remember Ivory Covington stuffing Army at the one yard line….hit like a train!

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  19. EchoesAwakened 7 years ago

    ISHAQ WILLIAMS- better get use to hearing that. gotta love it. Way to go BK and staff. GO IRISH!

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  20. DublinOHIrish 7 years ago


    I’m literally jumping for joy right now!!

    Go Ishaq and GO IRISH!!

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  21. reycoz 7 years ago

    Zach Brazille’s???He’s made a few jump the gun moves in his time. The Post still backs him but no other news outlets have confirmed anything…With that, Shaq…The ND nation will love you no matter what…Bring your game to SB…You can’t imagine what in store for you there!!!

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    1. reycoz 7 years ago

      My Horrible…..Scout, Rivals, NY Post, All confirming…SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET

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  22. irishspartan 7 years ago

    Holy crap!!!! This is huge! I know they had suspected this on Rivals.com a while back, but regardless, this is huge, especially after all the committing/decommitting turmoil amongst the kids this year!

    Welcome Ishaq! You’re going to have four years of a top quality education, AND top quality football experience. We are ND!!!

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  23. ThePiper3 7 years ago


    I havent felt this good about recruiting since Clausen committed.

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  24. irishman 7 years ago

    Great pick up for the irish, and a smart move by ishaq. He will get an education that many would dream of.

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  25. irishjig 7 years ago

    Vic Paul could not have said it better

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  26. VicPaul 7 years ago

    Wake me when its Feb. 2nd. I can’t read about this anymore.

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  27. VicPaul 7 years ago

    Stability of the coaching situation…That’s gotta favor the Irish. Jo Pa is gone soon enough, the assistant coaches keep interviewing for head coaching jobs. Come On Ishaq, come and be apart of something special.

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