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Irish land cornerback

Notre Dame added depth to its future defensive back field today.

Cole Luke, a 6-foot-, 165-pound cornerback from Arizona, orally committed to the Irish, according to multiple reports.

Luke is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 24/7Sports, and he is the third cornerback to join Notre Dame’s 2013 recruiting class.

Other corners in the Irish’s recruiting class are Devin Butler and Rashad Kinlaw.

Luke, who is attends Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., is the 22nd player to commit to Notre Dame for the Class of 2013.

Luke’s decision was reported by Blue & Gold Illustrated, Irish Illustrated and Irish Sports Daily.

Class of 2013

Alex Anzalone, LB, 6-3, 229, Wyomissing Area, Wyomissing, Pa.

Hunter Bivin, OL, 6-7, 288, Apollo, Owensboro, Ky.

Devin Butler, DB, 6-1, 185, Gonzaga, Washington D.C.

Michael Deeb, LB, 6-2, 237, American Heritage, Plantation, Fla.

Steve Elmer, OL, 6-6, 305, Midland, Midland, Mich.

Will Fuller, WR, 6-0, 170, Roman Catholic, Philadelphia

Mike Heuerman, TE, 6-4, 215, Barron Collier, Naples, Fla.

Torii Hunter Jr., WR, 6-1, 175, Prosper, Prosper, Texas

Jamel James, RB, 5-11, 218, Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas

Rashad Kinlaw, ATH, 6-1, 185, Absegami, Galloway, N.J.

Cole Luke, CB, 6-0, 165, Hamilton, Chandler, Ariz.

Danny Mattingly, LB/TE, 6-5, 225, Mead Senior High, Spokane, Wash.

Jacob Matuska, TE, 6-5, 240, Bishop Hartley, Columbus, Ohio

Mike McGlinchey, OL, 6-9, 280, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia

Colin McGovern, OL, 6-6, 292, Lincoln-Way West, NewLenox, Ill.

John Montelus, OL, 6-5, 293, Everett, Everett,Mass.

James Onwualu, ATH, 6-1, 205, Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn.

Doug Randolph, LB, 6-3, 237, Woodberry Forest, Richmond,Va.

Corey Robinson, WR, 6-4, 195, San Antonio Christian, San Antonio, Texas

Isaac Roschell, DE, 6-5, 260, Eagle’s Landing Christian, McDonough ,Ga.

Jaylon Smith, LB, 6-3, 215, Bishop Luers

MalikZaire, QB, 6-1, 190, Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio

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