Olsen Chooses Irish

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Poly Prep) offensive linemen Eric Olsen committed to Notre Dame over the weekend. The 6-5, 298-pound offensive lineman said he just decided Notre Dame was the right place for him.

"It was just everything I was looking for in a school," said Eric Olsen when asked why he chose the Irish. "The athletics, the academics…just everything about Notre Dame."

Olsen's commitment is the 17th known verbal commitment and the second offensive lineman for this Irish in this recruiting class.

Olsen chose the Irish over schools like Miami (Fla.), Boston College, Virginia and Maryland.

"The schools that it came down to were all great, but the tradition and mystique are what set Notre Dame apart," Olsen added.

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