Notre Dame Returns to New England

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Notre Dame Returns to New England

Less than a month after being told they were out of the Zach Auguste sweepstakes, Notre Dame has come back to socre a commitment from the long and athletic six-foot-nine forward. 

Auguste arrived in South Bend for his official visit on Wednesday, only days after finishing a similar trip to Marquette, and had committed to Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey by the end of the day on Thursday. 

Word began to get out by Friday morning that Auguste was indeed the third member of Notre Dame's 2011 recruiting class. 

The Massachusetts native is the fourth New England product to commit to the Fighting Irish in the last five years.  He follows in the footsteps of Tim Abromaitis, Thomas Knight, and most recently Pat Connaughton

Auguste had his choice of high-major suitors following a succesful summer on the exposure circuit, and specifically a tremendous final ten days to the month as he traveled to the west coast with his Mass Rivals club, earning rave reviews in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 

Ultimately, he picked Notre Dame over offers from schools like Florida, Marquette, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, and numerous others.