Notre Dame doesn’t sign many players out of Georgia. But when they do, they’re usually good ones.
Isaac Rochell, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, committed to Notre Dame over Florida State. The 4-star recruit had more than 30 offers, including Alabama, Clemson, UGA, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Florida.
“I fell in love with it [Notre Dame] the first time I visited and then went back this week for another visit to make sure I felt the same way — and I did,” Rochell told the AJC. “It’s just one of those places that when you go there, you know if it’s the right fit for you or not. It’s the right fit for me.”
Rochell projects to play defensive end but could also get a look at offensive tackle because of his athleticism and versatility. He said he’s only talked to Notre Dame about playing defense.
Two years ago, Notre Dame came down to Georgia and swiped defensive end Stephon Tuitt of Monroe Area High School. Tuitt was ranked as a 5-star prospect by Rivals.
“Notre Dame might not be in here all the time, but when they do, they’ll take a good one away from the SEC and ACC schools,” said Scout.com’s Chad Simmons.
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