Colson chooses Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed a commitment from three-star power forward Bonzie Colson on Monday.

Notre Dame gained its second commitment in the 2014 class on Monday morning when three-star power forward Bonzie Colson of Barrington (R.I.) St. Andrew's gave his pledge to Irish head coach Mike Brey.

"It feels great," Colson said. "It's good to know that it's finally over. It was a very long process."

Colson chose Notre Dame over future ACC foe Florida State.

"It was the right fit for me," Colson said. "I developed a great relationship with the coaching staff. They have developed great underzised four-men."

Colson took an official visit to Notre Dame the weekend of Sept. 27, and Colson said Brey recruited him the hardest of any other head coach.

"He (Brey) was really excited," Colson said. "He said that he couldn't wait to start coaching me and that I made the right decision."

The Irish were the first high-major program to extend an offer to Colson, and since then the Irish were always one of the front-runners to land the 6-foot-5, 210-pound power forward.

Colson plans to sign his letter of intent in November.

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Snow said of Colson after the commitment:

"Bonzie doesn't have the ideal size for a power forward but he is one of the most productive players around. He averaged over 18 points per game in the EYBL and should be able to challenge for significant minutes right away."


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