Nic Weishar Commits to Notre Dame: Irish Land Big 4-Star TE

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIApril 24, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Notre Dame has landed commitment No. 7 for the 2014 recruiting class, as 4-star tight end Nic Weishar has verbally pledged to Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.

Weishar is ranked as the No. 18 tight end in the 2014 class and he's the No. 13 player from the state of Illinois, both according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. 

Chantel Jennings of reports on the commitment:

Tight end Nic Weishar of Chicago Marist committed to Notre Dame Tuesday evening. The 2014 prospect told ESPN's RecruitingNation in a text message that he chose the Fighting Irish over offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee and several others. 

Weishar's commitment is big for Notre Dame considering the competition.

Urban Meyer at Ohio State is arguably the best coach and recruiter in the country not named Nick Saban, Oklahoma is a traditional powerhouse with a big draw and both Ole Miss and Tennessee have been riding a huge wave of momentum in recruiting.

Out-recruiting those programs is definitely something worth noting for Fighting Irish fans. Kelly and his staff have been exceptional on the recruiting trail and Notre Dame is one of the four or five programs in the country right now with legitimate national championship aspirations.

The Fighting Irish finished the 2013 cycle with the No. 3 ranked class according to the 247Sports Composite, and this 2014 class seems like it has the chance to be great as well. If Notre Dame can put together another epic year on the field, I expect Weishar will be far from the last big commitment.

Weishar is 6'5'', 215 pounds. Jennings reports that he has played on the offensive line in the past, thus he should be a good blocker for Notre Dame, and he has also played basketball.

We've seen how a skill set in basketball can really translate to football in regards to being able to make big plays in the passing game as a tight end (Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham) so that bodes well for Weishar's future with the Fighting Irish.

Commitment No. 7 could end up being a big one for Notre Dame.

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