Posted by Bryan Fischer
While Florida State snagging quarterback Jameis Winston might have stolen most of the recruiting headlines on Wednesday, Notre Dame added an equally big pickup of their own as Indianapolis (Ind.) defensive tackle Sheldon Day gave the Irish his verbal commitment in the early evening.
"It was the academics, great football, and (defensive line) Coach (Mike) Elston and Coach (Brian) Kelly and the whole entire staff," Day told 247Sports.com.
The 6-foot-2, 286-pounder was a stand out at the Ohio State Nike Camp and The Opening earlier this the summer and held offers from schools such as Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Day is the 13th commit for the Irish in the class of 2012 but just the second along the defensive line.