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Notre Dame added to and lost a player from its 2014 recruiting class Friday.

Pete Mokwuah, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle from St. Joseph by the Sea in Staten Island, N.Y., changed his commitment from Rutgers to the Irish, according to Mokwuah is a three-star prospect.

Richard Yeargin III, a 6-4, 225-pound linebacker from University School of Nova South in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., decommitted from Notre Dame, according to reports. He is rated a four-star prospect.

With the addition of Mokwuah and subtraction of Yeargin, the Irish still have 23 members in their recruiting class.

Players can sign their national letters of intent on Feb. 5.

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

Tyler Luatua, TE, 6-4, 230, La Mirada, La Mirada, Calif.

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

Pete Mokwuah, DT, 6-3, 310, St. Joseph by the Sea, Staten Island, N.Y.

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.