- Matt Fortuna, College Football
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The combination of Don Mattingly and David Robinson could make the family section the most popular spot in Notre Dame Stadium in the coming years.
For now, the Irish will revel in commitment No. 15, three-star athlete Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead), who is the nephew of the former Yankees star and current Dodgers manager. Much more importantly, he is the second linebacker commit for Notre Dame, having recorded 62 tackles and four interceptions last season while also hauling in six scores as a tight end.
A Catholic with Indiana roots, Mattingly reportedly had his eyes on Notre Dame for some time, with his high school coach, Sean Carty, telling colleague Erik McKinney that "it's something he's been thinking about his whole life."
Here's a breakdown of the Irish's 15-man 2013 recruiting class, which is composed of three four-star prospects, four ESPN150 commits (*) and nine ESPN300 commits (**)
Four-star OLB Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers)*
Four-star OT Colin McGovern (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West)*
Four-star OT Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo)*
Four-star DE Isaac Rochell (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy)*
Four-star QB-DT Malik Zaire (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter)**
Four-star CB Devin Butler (Washington/Gonzaga)**
Four-star TE-Y Mike Heuerman (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier)**
Four-star OT John Montelus (Everett, Mass./Everett)**
Four-star ATH Rashad Kinlaw (Galloway, N.J./Absegami)**
Four-star ATH James Onwualu (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham)
Four-star OT Mike McGlinchey (Philadelphia/William Penn)
Four-star OT Steve Elmer (Midland, Mich./Midland)
Three-star WR Corey Robinson (San Antonio/San Antonio Christian)
Three-star TE-Y Jacob Matuska (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Hartley)
Three-star ATH Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead)
The combination of Don Mattingly and David Robinson could make the family section the most popular spot in Notre Dame Stadium in the coming years.For now, the Irish will revel in commitment No.