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Josh Lugg accepts Army Bowl invite

Notre Dame commitment Josh Lugg announced Monday his intentions to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas next January, an all-star exhibition with plenty of Irish history.

Four-star offensive lineman Josh Lugg is the second Notre Dame commitment to be added to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster.

Lugg announced his commitment to the game via Twitter on Monday.

“Honored to say I've been invited and have committed to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game!” Lugg tweeted.

Lugg worked hard to earn the invitation and he’s excited to represent his high school and the Irish on national television.

“I couldn't be more excited,” he said. “I put in a lot of hard work during the off-season and it's great to see it's paying off. It's a huge honor to be chosen as an Army All-American.”

The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder from North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pa., became Notre Dame’s third commitment in the Class of 2017 when he pulled the trigger for the Irish last August.

Irish commitment Cole Kmet also is scheduled to play in the game, which will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 7, 2017. That’s the same venue that will host this year’s Shamrock Series, when Notre Dame will face Army in November. Past Army All-Americans from Notre Dame include Michael Floyd, Kyle Rudolph, Alizé Jones, Quenton Nelson, Jarron Jones and Torii Hunter Jr.

Notre Dame commitments Brock Wright, Avery Davis, Robert Hainsey and David Adams have committed to play in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla, on Jan. 1.

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