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Irish add recruit, will travel to Arizona St.

Notre Dame added a quarterback to its 2014 recruiting class, and its road game against Arizona State in 2014 is no longer in doubt.

DeShone Kizer, a four-star prospect from Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic, announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he orally committed to the Irish.

“I am privileged to say that I will be continuing my Fighting Irish tradition by playing football at the University of Notre Dame! #CCHStoND,” Kizer wrote.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder led the Central Catholic Irish to Ohio’s Division II state title and is rated the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports.

He is the 11th member to join Notre Dame’s 2014 recruiting class

The news didn’t stop there for Notre Dame as Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson released a statement Tuesday saying the Sun Devils will play host to the Irish in 2014.

“We’re pleased that Notre Dame was able to resolve its scheduling issues in a way that allows it to play at Sun Devil Stadium in 2014,” Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson said in a statement. “The game will now be played on Nov. 8, 2014.”

Notre Dame had asked Arizona State to drop the 2014 game that the school’s agreed to in 2008 because of the Irish’s new deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Notre Dame will join the ACC in all sports but football and hockey in July, and as part of the agreement, the Irish will play five ACC football teams every season starting in 2014.

The Irish, who were originally scheduled to play at Arizona State on Oct. 25, 2014, had wanted to back out of the trip to accommodate its new schedule. Arizona State said its game at Notre Dame Stadium in 2017 was canceled.

The Irish play the Sun Devils this season on Oct. 5 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as part of the Irish’s “Shamrock Series.”

– The Journal Gazette