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Reports: Punter to join Irish

Notre Dame added a punter to its 2013 recruiting class, according to reports.

Andrew Antognoli, a 6-foot-2, 195-pounder from San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif., will join the Irish as a preferred walk-on.

Antognoli is a Semper Fi All-American and originally planned to play at Harvard.

The punter's decision was reported by Irish Illustrated, Blue and Gold Illustrated and Irish Sports Daily.

Class of 2013 oral commitments

Andrew Antognoli, P, 6-2, 195, San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno, Calif.*

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

* Preferred walk-on

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