Four-star cornerback Braden Lenzy committed to Notre Dame on Wednesday night, giving the Fighting Irish 11 total commits in the 2018 recruiting class.
It has been an extremely busy month for Brian Kelly’s staff.
The Fighting Irish are picking up steam on the recruiting trail, and they’re doing so by addressing the secondary.
On Wednesday night, 4-star prospect Braden Lenzy committed to Notre Dame. He’s ranked as the No. 14 cornerback and No. 134 overall player in the country.
As mentioned, he isn’t the first defensive back to decide this month that South Bend is where he wants to be. On Feb. 13, the Irish landed commitments from 5-star safety Derrik Allen and 4-star cornerback Kalon Gervin. Four days later, they added 3-star wide receiver Micah Jones.
The addition of Lenzy gives Notre Dame 11 total commits in the cycle, moving it up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings. The Irish now only trail No. 1 Penn State, who has 11 total commits as well.
Lenzy released a statement regarding his decision to give his pledge to Notre Dame.
“First off, I would like to thank every coach throughout this process that has contacted me. I never imagined having the opportunities that I have now growing up as a kid. The effort put forth by coaches in my recruitment was so special to me, and I am very grateful to every university that extended an offer to me. I’d like to thank Coach Ruecker, Coach Kessler, Coach Kuffel, both Eforce and Team Lillard, my closes friends, and of course my family. After much thought and talking with the people closest to me, I have decided to verbally commit to the University of Notre Dame to play football and run track!”
The Tigard, Oregon native also holds offers from Cal, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC.