"Yes he did," responded Hoboken high school head coach Lou Taglieri when asked if Duval Kamara had selected Notre Dame. "He made it official this morning and he will do something national on ESPN tonight at 5:40 (EST).
Kamara plays wide receiver and safety for Hoboken, and Taglieri believes the Irish are getting a well-rounded team player.
"He does it all. He can catch the ball and he's a heck of a blocker down field. We run a "wing T" offense and he does whatever we ask of him," coach Taglieri explained. "He doesn't care if we only threw the ball three or four times a game. He's just as happy going down and knocking some guys head off. He has a defensive lineman's mentality in a wide receiver's body.
"He's extremely flexible, he gets that from playing basketball. He can twist his body in a 150 different directions."
Kamara is the fifth commitment for the 2007 recruiting class and the second player from New Jersey. Tight end Mike Ragone of Camden, N.J. selected the Irish last week.
Some of the other schools that have extended Kamara a scholarship offer are USC, Florida, Penn State, Miami, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut, Boston College, Syracuse, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State.
As a junior, Kamara had 43 receptions for 930 yards and 12 touchdowns.