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Irish Insights


Notre Dame adds 2 linebacker commits

Notre Dame added two linebacker recruits Sunday, according to reports.

Niles Sykes and Kolin Hill committed to the Irish after both made officials visits to the university this weekend.

Sykes is a 6-foot-1, 219-pound three-star prospect from Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill.

Hill is a 6-2, 222-pound three-star prospect from Samuel Clemens in Schertz, Texas.

The two recruits bring Notre Dame's class of 2014 up to 21 members. The class includes Carroll linebacker Drue Tranquill.

The decisions by Sykes and Hill were reported by Irish Illustrated, Blue & Gold Illustrated, Irish Sports Daily and Irish Eyes, among others.

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.

Kolin Hill, LB, 6-2, 222, Samuel Clemens, Schertz, Texas.

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

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.

Niles Sykes, LB, 6-1, 219, Montini Catholic, Lombard, Ill.

Drue Tranquill, LB, 6-2, 210, Carroll

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

Nick Watkins, CB, 6-1, 185, Bishop Dunne Catholic, Dallas

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

Jhonny Williams, LB, 6-6, 230, Berrien Springs, Berrien Springs, Mich.

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