Three Irish Commits Added to Chesapeake Bowl

Notre Dame commits Devin Butler, Rashad Kinlaw and Doug Randolph were selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, and they gave their thoughts on it.

Rashad Kinlaw and Devin Butler could be competing for playing time for the next four to five years in the Notre Dame secondary, and they will get a first-hand look at one another in a few months.

Kinlaw and Butler, both recruited to play cornerback at Notre Dame, accepted invitations to play in the Chesapeake Bowl on Dec. 29 at Marvin F. Wilson Stadium in Hyattsville, Md. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

A third Notre Dame commit, Woodberry Forest (Va.) School linebacker Doug Randolph is also playing in the game.

"It's an honor to represent my city and region with guys that I've seen all throughout the process and have played against," Butler said. "To get a chance to play with them locally is going to be fun."

Butler, who plays at Gonzaga High in Washington, D.C., will join Randolph on the South team. Kinlaw will play for the North.

For Butler, a big draw to the game was the ability to play his last college game so close to home. "That's going to be great to get a lot of my extended family to finally come out for a game," Butler said.

Notre Dame freshman C.J. Prosise, who played with Randolph at Woodberry Forest, was selected to play in the game last year but an injury kept him off the field. However, he still attended the events leading up to the game and had a very good time at it, and he shared his experiences with Randolph.

"I'm excited to play with a lot of great local players," Randolph said. "It's going to be a great experience."

The game features many of the top players from the area, including players committed to schools such as Ohio State (Taivon Jacobs), Tennessee (Paul Harris), Georgia Tech (Kevin Robbins and Darius Commissiong), Maryland (Derwin Gray, Millan Collins and Cavon Walker), West Virginia (Williams and Daryl Worley), Penn State (Andrew Nelson, Brandon Bell and Curtis Cothran), Rutgers (Myles Nash and Sebastian Joseph) and Arizona (Tommy Woodson).

Also committed to play in the game are highly-rated non-committed prospects Na'Ty Rodgers of McDonough High (Pomfret,Md.), Yannick Ngakoue of Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.), Patton and Miller. Top Stories