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Irish Insights


Notre Dame adds defensive recruit

Notre Dame added a second defensive prospect to its recruiting class Saturday.

Nicco Fertitta, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound safety from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, posted that he had committed to the Irish on his Twitter account.

Fertitta wrote: "Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND."

Fertitta is the sixth member of the 2015 recruiting class, and the three-star prospect joins defensive back Prentice McKinney as the only current defensive players in the class.

2015 Notre Dame recruiting class

Blake Barnett, QB, 6-4, 193, Santiago, Corona, Calif.

Nicco Fertitta, DB, 5-9, 172, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas

Jalen Guyton, WR, 6-1, 185, Allen, Allen, Texas

Tristen Hoge, OL, 6-4, 285, Highland, Pocatello, Idaho

Prentice McKinney, DB, 6-2, 180, South Oak Cliff, Dallas.

Jerry Tillery, OL, 6-7, 332, Evangel Christian, Shreveport, La.