Irish Land Rabasa

Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame staff landed its second commitment of the day as Anthony Rabasa from Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, Fla.) pledged to the Irish. Rabasa followed running back Justice Hayes who committed to the Irish this morning.

Anthony Rabasa (6-foot-3, 215-pounds) came up to Notre Dame on Thursday for an unofficial visit hoping to land a scholarship offer and he was rewarded. Rabasa informed the Notre Dame coaches that he wanted to be a part of the Irish football program a short time later.

"When I got to Notre Dame, I met with the coaches, I met everybody there and took a tour of the school," Rabasa explained. "When I talked to coach Diaco and the defensive coaches I told them I was comfortable with the position they were recruiting me for so I went ahead and committed today.

"I had three great schools from Florida to choose from, so I'm not sure they thought they had a chance with me. I came up here to show them that I was serious about Notre Dame.

"I showed them how I felt and they went ahead and gave me the written scholarship offer. And like I said, I went ahead and committed.

"It was my first trip to Notre Dame and I fell in love with it," he said. "It's different from what I'm used to, but I wanted to experience change. I could definitely see myself spending the next four years of my life here... it's just a great place to be."

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