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Irish add TE to recruiting class

Notre Dame added its 23rd oral commitment to its 2013 recruiting class Sunday.

Tight end Durham Smythe announced on his Twitter account that he chose the Irish, saying, "Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame!IrishMob13ND."

Smythe is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound prospect out of Belton (Texas) High School. He is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports, and he has a three-star rating from Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Smythe is the second tight end to join Notre Dame's recruiting class. Mike Heuerman is already enrolled at the university.

Class of 2013 oral commitments

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

Greg Bryant, RB, 5-11, 197, American Heritage School, Delray Beach, Fla.

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.

Tarean Folston, RB, 5-10, 195, Cocoa, Cocoa Fla.

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

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

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

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, New Lenox, 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.

Max Redfield, S, 6-2, 195, Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, Calif.

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

Durham Smythe, TE, 6-6, 230, Belton, Belton, Texas

Malik Zaire, QB, 6-1, 190, Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio

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.

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