Irish pick up third commitment in 2015 class

2015 four-star center Tristen Hoge of Pocatello (Idaho) Highland Senior talks about his commitment to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame added its third commitment in the class of 2015 when four-star center Tristen Hoge of Pocatello (Idaho) Highland Senior commitment to Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon during a visit to campus.

"I was ready to commit to Notre Dame the weekend of USC," Hoge said. "But, I had an obligation to visit Florida, and I wanted to keep that. Now that I'm on Notre Dame's campus, it's the right time to commit. Honestly, there were no other finalists. Notre Dame was the only one. "

Hoge, the nephew of broadcaster and former NFL player Merril Hoge, visited Florida last weekend for the Gators' game against Florida State.

"I'm so excited," Hoge said. "I can't find anything wrong with Notre Dame. It's the perfect fit. From the students to the athletes, I fit in perfectly here."

"It's nice to get this out of the way," Hoge said. "Everything is downhill from here. The coaches were pumped. I just got done talking with them."

Hoge was recruited by Notre Dame as center, though he also fits the bill as an offensive guard.

"I'll bring 110 percent effort to Notre Dame," Hoge said. "I'm going to come in and compete hard for my spot."

Hoge plans to major in sciences when he arrives at Notre Dame in a year and a half.

"I've had a chance to tour campus and I love it," Hoge said. "I just left the science buildings because I think that's what I want to major in."

Hoge is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 1 center in the nation by Top Stories