Geben pledges to Notre Dame

Martin Geben is off the board and headed to Notre Dame. He gave them a verbal pledge Friday afternoon.

Martin Geben, a 6-foot-8 center recruit out of Hagerstown (Md.) St. Maria Goretti, committed to Notre Dame Friday afternoon.

Geben confirmed the news to

"I just felt that it was a good fit for me," Geben said. "It's good academically and they have a good basketball program that is going in the right direction. I really was comfortable with the coaching staff and I loved the visit."

Geben took an official visit to Notre Dame last weekend.

"Just overall mix of athletics, academics and the school," he said when asked about his decision. "The whole feeling of Notre Dame."

"The coaching staff was there with me from the beginning," he added. "They've been in contact and checking in every now and then.

A bruising big man, Geben played with Team Takeover on the AAU circuit. Geben plays strong in the paint, rebounds his area well, has a good set of hands and has nice touch around the rim.

Geben is regarded as a four-star recruit.

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