Neal Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed their first commitment of the 2007 recruiting season on Friday when defensive end prospect Kerry Neal accepted a full scholarship offer to play for the Irish.

The Irish have been looking for speed to add to their pass rush and Bunn high school defensive end Kerry Neal should fit the bill.

Neal (6-3, 225) received a surprise this morning and then he gave Charlie Weis a surprise a short time later

"He left a message on my coaches voice mail," Neal said of Weis. "He said they wanted to offer me a full scholarship.

"Me and my coach called him back. He really did all the talking. He said he saw my film and that they were recruiting me. He said he knew a player when he saw a player. He said he was offering me a scholarship. I was speechless and then I said I accept. So I verbally committed."

Neal is sure he wants to be at Notre Dame, but he isn't certain of where he'll play.

"I play defensive end, linebacker and tight end, but they didn't say where they wanted me to play. I doesn't matter as long as I get on the field.

"It's been a school that I've been a fan of since I was a little kid. I've never been to Notre Dame, but me and my coach are planning a trip right now." Top Stories