Dallas Texans standout picks Notre Dame

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Brandon Aubrey, a Class of 2013 prospect from Texas, verbally committed to Notre Dame over the weekend, according to his family.

Aubrey plays for the Dallas Texans in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, where he serves as team captain for the under-15/16 squad. In 12 matches for the Texans, he has scored a team-high seven goals. The Texans currently lead the Texas Division with an undefeated record.

Aubrey attends Plano (Plano, Texas).

His older brother, Ryan, is the starting goalkeeper for the University of Buffalo.

Brandon Aubrey is the first confirmed verbal commitment to Notre Dame for the Class of 2013.

Other Schools Considered: Stanford, Michigan, SMU, Louisville, Northwestern

Why Notre Dame?: "Things that made Notre Dame an attractive choice: Great coaches, great academics, and great past success in the soccer program."

What surprised you the most about the recruiting process?: "What surprised me the most was the number of colleges that e-mailed me on the first day (Sept 1)."