Irish Eyes confirmed Robert Blanton's commitment with his mother, and stay tuned for more on this exciting situation.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Blanton chose Notre Dame over Virginia Tech in the end. He had offers from California, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon and several other programs.
As a sophomore at Butler High in Matthews, N.C., Blanton made 123 tackles and intercepted six passes. Last season as a junior he surpassed those numbers by registering 147 tackles and picking off seven passes.
Blanton is in South Bend until Friday.