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Still working

On Monday, Notre Dame interim coach Rob Ianello, who is also in charge of recruiting, said the staff would continue to try to bring in top talent while the university searches for a new head coach.

And on Tuesday, with seven assistant coaches on the recruiting trail, Notre Dame landed a defensive commitment.

Louis Nix, a 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive tackle from Jacksonville, Fla., switched his oral commitment from Miami to Notre Dame, according to

The news of Nix deciding to join the Irish came on the same day that defensive end Chris Martin de-committed from Notre Dame.

Nix visited Notre Dame three times while committed to Miami – once for a camp, an official visit for the Michigan State game and an unofficial visit for the USC game.

Nix is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 92 overall by

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick is reportedly going out on his own recruiting trail as early as Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported that Swarbrick started contacting potential candidates Tuesday and could be leaving South Bend on Wednesday to search for the Irish's next coach.

Charlie Weis, who was fired Monday, did tell the university that he will attend Friday's football banquet. Notre Dame announced Tuesday that the banquet would be closed to the public.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.