Notre Dame needed a top-level quarterback to build depth at the position and the Notre Dame coaching staff got a boost this week, when Andrew Hendrix (6-3, 220-pounds) committed to the Irish.
"It's definitely been pretty cool to tell everyone you are going to Notre Dame," Hendrix told the Cincinnati.com "Notre Dame is the right place for me in the end and it's everything I want in a school athletically, academically and religiously."
Hendrix might have an opportunity to gain valuable playing time early in his career. If Jimmy Clausen has a strong 2009 campaign, many have speculated that Clausen will opt for the NFL. This would leave Dayne Crist and Hendrix as the only scholarship quarterback on campus.
As a junior Hendrix threw for 1,700 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Ohio State, Boston College, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin a some of the higher profile schools that offered Hendrix.