(Notre Dame Football Recruiting News) – Notre Dame received a second straight commitment from an elite player late Wednesday when offensive tackle prospect Matt Hegerty committed to Brian Kelly and the Irish. Hegarty is considered one of the best offensive line prospects in the nation with offers from USC, LSU, Texas and Michigan. His commitment follows the commitment of Tight End Ben Koyack, who had offers from almost every to school in the country.
“Hegarty has what coaches look for in a left tackle prospect. He is long, lean and athletic. Athleticism allows him to reach defenders and make blocks at the second and third levels. His long arms and great feet make him a very sound pass blocker. Still needs to add strength and bulk but his frame will easily allow him to carry 300+ pounds.”
Hegarty was named the offensive line MVP at national underclassman combine held at the University of Oklahoma. Hegarty is now the third recruit Notre Dame has beat out USC for, the second over Bob Stoops and Oklahoma and the second over Florida and Urban Meyer so far this recruiting season.
Here’s a short video of Hegarty: