Notre Dame added two players that are areas of need for the future of the football team.
Hours after safety Elijah Shumate committed to the Irish on NBC's broadcast of the U.S. Army All-American bowl, former USC running back Amir Carlisle decided to transfer to Notre Dame.
Carlisle's decision to transfer was reported by the South Bend Tribune.
Carlisle had considered joining the Irish out of high school but instead chose the Trojans after backing out of commitment to Stanford. The 5-10, 186-pounder gained 118 yards on 19 carries and caught seven passes for 41 yards with a TD after missing the first three games of the season with an ankle injury.
Carlisle will sit out next season and has three years of eligibility remaining.
According to the report, Carlisle decision to leave the Trojans for the Irish was so the family could remain close.
Carlisle's father, Duane, took over as the director of sports performance at Purdue in March. Duane Carlisle was the head strength and conditioning coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
Carlisle is the second player to transfer to Notre Dame in six months.
Offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood decided to leave Florida State and join the Irish in August. Prestwood, who enrolled at Florida State early, has four years of eligibility remaining and not playing this season.