Irish Get Early Surprise

Game day proved to be recruiting day for Brian Kelly and Notre Dame. The Irish received their first verbal pledge for the Class of 2013. has learned Steven Elmer has made his verbal pledge to Brian Kelly and Notre Dame prior to the Irish game against Michigan State.

Elmer, a 6-foot-6, 297-pound offenive tackle from Midland (MI) High School, gives the Irish a strong start to 2013 recruiting class.

Elmer's father told recruiting manager Allen Trieu the following about his son's choice.

"Steven Elmer verbally committed to Notre Dame today before the game." & will have more on this breaking news to follow when Elmer leaves the Notre Dame campus. Top Stories