The relationship between Notre Dame and Zach Auguste was on-again, off-again for much of the past year.
The Fighting Irish were one of the first schools involved in Auguste’s recruitment, but they did not make his list of four when he cut it to Florida, Georgia Tech, Marquette and West Virginia.
They suddenly got back in the mix last week, and Auguste completed the turnaround by committing to Notre Dame on Friday morning. The news was confirmed by a source to CBSSports.com.
Auguste is a 6-foot-9 power forward from New Hampton School (Mass.). The lefty has loads of potential, but needs to bring it consistently. He runs the floor extremely well, and can block shots at a high rate. Auguste has the ability to knock down shots from the mid-range and continues to develop his game in the paint.
Barnette pops for UCF
Despite an injured ankle during the summer, Taylor Barnette consistently boosted his stock due to his shooting ability. In Las Vegas, Barnette proved he was one of the better shooters in the country – and UCF took a chance and offered him.
On Thursday night, Barnette took advantage of that offer and committed to the Knights. Wofford and several mid-major programs were also in the mix.
“I liked it down there,” Barnette said. “Through hard work, I can help the team.”
Barnette is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Lexington Christian Academy (Ken.). He feels relieved that the recruiting process is completed.
“I wanted my senior year to be about my team, not about me,” he said.