A commitment on the horizon?
Notre Dame should expect to add a commitment in the 2014 class on Wednesday afternoon when defensive end Jonathan Bonner of Chesterfield (Mo.) Parkway Central plans on committing to the Irish. "I'm calling [head coach] (Brian) Kelly later today, and I plan on committing," Bonner said. "It's a great feeling." Somewhat surprisingly, none of the blue-chip prospects Notre Dame welcomed on campus last weekend for their Future Stars camp left South Bend with an offer. However, rising from under the radar was Bonner. He was offered Wednesday morning after putting on a dominant performance against the camp's top competition. "I went to both days of Notre Dame's camp last weekend," Bonner said. "The first day was most agility drills, and the staff really liked me. The second day, the staff only said I had to do the one-on-one pass drills. I went ahead and did all of the drills anyway and even did extra workouts for the staff." But, what may have sealed the deal of earning himself an offer? "By the one-on-one drills, the staff knew that I was exhausted," Bonner said. "They put me up against their top five ranked offensive linemen at the camp, and I beat every one. I did really well." Bonner grew up as a Notre Dame fan, and even has family tradition with the Irish. "I have family that went to Notre Dame, and my uncle [Danny Knott] played running back for Notre Dame in the 1970's when Joe Montana was quarterback," Bonner said. "I grew up a Notre Dame fan, and it's just a great fit." Bonner also recently picked up an offer from Missouri after participating in the Tigers' camp. He's also receiving heavy interest from Tennessee. Bonner expects to play CAT linebacker for the Irish. Stay tuned to IrishEyes.com for more on this potential pledge.
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