At the rate Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly is picking up commitments for his 2013 class, he may be able to move onto the 2014 class come the summer. Kelly and the Irish picked up commitment No. 10 on Wednesday morning when they received a verbal pledge from Washington D.C. cornerback Devin Butler.
Here is an assessment of Butler from Jim Miesle of One Foot Down, SB Nation's Notre Dame blog:
Butler is a cornerback that fits Bob Diaco's profile perfectly-big, physical and athletic. He should add some immediate depth in the secondary, but it will be a challenge for him to crack the two-deep as a freshman. Like most defensive backs, I think he gets a lot of reps on special teams before seeing significant action on defense.
Butler reportedly held offers from Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin as well as several schools in the ACC and Big East. The Irish are in need of young cornerback talent after they lost prized 2012 recruit Tee Shepard, who left South Bend last month after coming into the program as an early enrollee.
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