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Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:28 pm

RB Keivarae Russell commits to Notre Dame

By MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak

Keivarae Russell, the nation's No. 138 recruit, committed to Notre Dame Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Times.

The 6-foot, 182-pound running back from Mariner (Everett, Wash.) chose the Fighting Irish over home-state Washington.

"Notre Dame, as far as athletically and academically, you can't beat it," Russell said. "Once you get a degree from Notre Dame, you're basically set for life."

Russell's commitment comes just two days after Notre Dame narrowly lost out on the nation's No. 1 recruit Gunner Kiel, whocommitted to LSU.

Landing two top running backs was a priority for Notre Dame this recruiting cycle after only reeling in Cam McDaniel in the previous recruiting cycle. It pursued both Keith Marshall and Byron Marshall but came up short for each.

Russell joins Ohio running back William Mahone, a power runner who should complement Russell nicely.

In helping Mariner to a 5-5 season, Russell earned first team all-state honors in Washington's Class 4A.

Posted on: February 2, 2011 9:26 am
Edited on: February 2, 2011 9:27 am

Notre Dame's fax machine lighting up

Posted by Tom Fornelli

All the snow in the midwest hasn't slowed down the steady stream of faxes coming in to Notre Dame. According to head coach Brian Kelly on Twitter, the Fighting Irish have received 13 letters of intent before 9am local time.

So far DE Ben Councell, WR/DB Matthias Farley, OT/DT Conor Hanratty, DB Eilar Hardy, OT/DE Chase Hounshell, TE/LB Ben Koyack, T/DE Tony Springmann, RB Cam McDaniel, OL/DL Nick Martin, LB Jarrett Grace, WR/RB Davaris Daniels, WR/FS George Atkinson and OL/DL Matt Hegarty have all faxed in their LOIs to Notre Dame.

None of these 13 are a surprise, and the Irish -- whom MaxPreps has ranked with the top class in 2011 -- still have plenty of big names that they're waiting on. Specifically Stephon Tuitt, who MaxPreps has ranked at 70 in its Top 100.

More Signing Day coverage is here at CBS. 
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