George Takacs grew up on Notre Dame football.
He'll go to college on Notre Dame football too.
On Wednesday night the four-star tight end from Naples, Fla., committed to the Irish over offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and a host of others, adding a 6-foot-7, 236-pound athlete to Notre Dame's haul. The addition came just hours after losing four-star wide Braden Lenzy's commitment to Oregon.
Takacs' roots should run much deeper in South Bend.
With family in Indiana and a mother who graduated from the University, Takacs has been visited Notre Dame since before he started to play football. He returned last weekend following Irish Invasion, mixing with several commitments including quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
Takacs becomes Notre Dame's 12th verbal commitment and first tight end. He'll also compete in The Opening Finals later this month at Nike, joining commitments Ja'mion Franklin, Jayson Ademilola, Ovie Oghoufo and Derrik Allen.
"I want to thank everyone who has been involved in my recruiting process for helping me to make the best decision for myself," Takacs posted on Twitter. "Thanks to my family, my friends, and the coaching staff at Gulf Coast High School for all the support. Thanks to every single coach who has offered me an opportunity to play college football, every offer is a blessing.
"That being said I am announcing my commitment to my dream school the University of Notre Dame.