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Irish Insights

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Irish land defensive lineman

Notre Dame added a second defensive player to its 2014 recruiting class in as many days.

Matt Dickerson, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., committed to the Irish on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Dickerson is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports, and his decision to join Notre Dame comes a day after the Irish received a commitment from four-star linebacker Richard Yeargin III.

Dickerson's decision was reported by Blue & Gold Illustrated, Irish Illustrated, Irish Sports Daily and Irish Eyes, among others.

Dickerson is the 17th member of the Irish's 2014 recruiting class.

2014 Notre Dame oral commitments

Alex Bars, OL, 6-6, 290, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tenn.

Grant Blakenship, DE, 6-5, 230, The Colony, The Colony, Texas

Justin Bonner, LB, 6-3, 253, Parkway Central, Chesterfield, Mo.

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

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

Matt Dickerson, DE, 6-5, 260, Junipero Serra, San Mateo, Calif.

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

Cory Holmes, WR, 6-2, 174, St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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

DeShone Kizer, QB, 6-4, 205, Central Catholic, Toledo, Ohio

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.

Richard Yeargin III, LB, 6-4, 225, University School of Nova South, Fort Lauderdale, Fla

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

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