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Notre Dame adds specialist to recruiting class

Notre Dame added a specialist to its 2014 recruiting class.

Tyler Newsome, a punter and kicker from Carrollton (Ga.) High School, announced on his Twitter account Friday that he orally committed to the Irish.

"Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame. What a blessing. #FightingIrish," Newsome wrote.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is the 12th member of Notre Dame's 2014 recruiting class.

He is the first specialist to receive a scholarship since Notre Dame signed long snapper Scott Daly in 2012. Kyle Brindza, a kicker and punter, accepted a scholarship in 2011.

2014 Notre Dame oral commitments

Justin Brent, WR, 6-3, 193, Speedway, Indianapolis

Jimmy Byrne, OL, 6-4, 275, St. Ignatius, Cleveland

Jay Hayes, DT, 6-5, 270, Poly Prep, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Elijah Hood, RB, 5-11, 221, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte, N.C.

Greer Martini, LB, 6-3, 230, Woodberry Forest, Woodberry Forest, Va.

Sam Mustipher, OL, 6-4, 286, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Olney, Md.

Quenton Nelson, OL, 6-5, 282, Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank, N.J.

Tyler Newsome, K/P, 6-3, 190, Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Ga.

Andrew Trumbetti, DE, 6-5, 249, Demarest, Demarest, N.J.

Nic Weishar, TE, 6-5, 215, Marist, Midlothian, Ill.

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