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Irish land defender

Notre Dame will add another impressive piece to its defensive line in 2012.

The Irish landed an oral commitment from Warren Central defensive tackle Sheldon Day on Wednesday, according to multiple on-line reports.

The 6-foot-2, 278-pound Day is Notre Dame's second in-state recruit. The Irish also have an oral commitment from David Perkins of South Bend's Washington High School.

Day is a four-star recruit and is listed as the seventh best player at his position by Scouts.com. He is also rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.

Day's decision was reported by Irish Illustrated, Irish Sports Daily and Blue and Gold News.

2012 NOTRE DAME ORAL COMMITMENTS

Signing Day Feb. 2

Nicky Baratti, Ath., 6-2, 215, Klein Oak; Spring, Texas

Scott Daly, OL, 6-4, 230, Downers Grove South; Downers Grove South, Ill.

Ronald Darby, DB, 5-11, 172, Potomac; Oxon Hill, Md.

Sheldon Day, DT, 6-2, 278, Warren, Indianapolis

Taylor Decker, OL, 6-8, 270, Butler; Vandalia, Ohio

Justin Ferguson, WR, 6-1, 200, Flanagan; Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Deontay Greenberry, WR, 6-3, 187, Washington Union; Fresno, Calif

Mark Harell, OL, 6-5, 265, Charlotte Catholic; Charlotte, N.C.

Romeo Okwara, DE, 6-4, 235, Ardrey Kell, Charlotte, N.C.

David Perkins, Ath., 6-2, 209, Washington, South Bend

C.J. Prosise, DB, 6-2, 190, Woodberry Forest; Woodberry Forest, Va.

Tee Shepard, DB, 6-1, 175, Central East; Fresno, Calif.

John Turner, DB, 6-2, 200, Cathedral, Indianapolis

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