Irish land Coney

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High linebacker Te'Von Coney announced his commitment for Notre Dame on Thursday morning, choosing the Irish over in-state powerhouses Florida and Miami.

Notre Dame picked up its 21st commitment of the 2015 class on Thursday morning when linebacker Te'Von Coney of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High announced his pledge to Notre Dame. Coney chose the Irish over finalists Florida and Miami in a public announcement held at high school.

Other offers touted by the 6-foot-1, 222-pound linebacker include Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia. Coney gave Notre Dame a slight edge over the Gators and Canes following his official visit to Notre Dame for in September when the Irish took on Michigan.

Coney is set to enroll early at Notre Dame.

Following Coney's first visit to Notre Dame in June, he described his take on the Irish:

"The academics are what really impress me about Notre Dame. The value of the degree means lot. I talked a lot with Coach (Bob) Elliott, Coach (Brian) VanGorder, and Coach (Tony) Alford. They were telling me how great of a fit I think that I would be at Notre Dame. They said I would have an opportunity to play early at the WILL position. I think I would in pretty well in Notre Dame's defense the way they were explaining it."

Coney, ranked as a three-star prospect and as the No. 14 linebacker in the class of 2015, projects as a weak side linebacker for Notre Dame. The Irish also have linebacker commitments from four-star Asmar Bilal of Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis (WILL) and four-star Josh Barajas of Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean (SAM).

Stay tuned to Irisheyes.com for complete coverage of Coney's commitment, including a forthcoming on-site interview.


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