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Irish Insights


Recruiting updates

Notre Dame had good and bad recruiting news Monday.

The basketball team had the good news with Steve Vasturia, a 6-foot-4 guard from Philadelphia, orally committing to the Irish, according to multiple reports.

The football team had the bad news with linebacker David Perkins, a four-star recruit from South Bend Washington, backing out of his oral commitment, according to multiple reports.

Perkins, who is rated the ninth best player at his position and No. 166 overall recruit by, cited to numerous websites that he was reopening his recruiting process because he felt he committed to Notre Dame too early.

"I feel like I committed too fast and didn't give myself a chance to go through the whole recruiting process. I'm going to reopen it and go through the process and see what all is out there," Perkins told 247Sports.

Perkins' decision leaves Notre Dame with 15 commitments for the Class of 2012.

Vasturia averaged 19.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5 assists at St. Joseph's Prep.

He joins New Haven's V.J. Beachem in the Irish's 2013 recruiting class.

Perkins' and Vasturia's decisions were reported by 247Sports, Irish Illustrated, Irish Sports Daily and Irish Eyes.