What was once a gap at linebacker has been filling up pretty quickly lately, with four-star inside linebacker Michael Deeb (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) committing Friday to Notre Dame, becoming the Irish's 16th Class of 2013 commit.
Deeb's pledge comes three days after three-star athlete Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead) committed to the Irish and nearly four weeks after four-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) announced his plans to go to South Bend, Ind.
There is likely one inside linebacker spot remaining in this class, one everyone associated with Notre Dame hopes is eventually filled by Alex Anzalone (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing). His future remains unclear, but the Irish's looks brighter by the day after landing another big prospect in the month of June.
Here's a breakdown of the Irish's 16-man 2013 recruiting class, which is composed of 13 four-star prospects, four ESPN150 commits (*) and nine ESPN300 commits (**)
Four-star OLB Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers)*
Four-star OT Colin McGovern (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West)*
Four-star OT Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo)*
Four-star DE Isaac Rochell (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy)*
Four-star QB-DT Malik Zaire (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter)**
Four-star CB Devin Butler (Washington/Gonzaga)**
Four-star TE-Y Mike Heuerman (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier)**
Four-star OT John Montelus (Everett, Mass./Everett)**
Four-star ATH Rashad Kinlaw (Galloway, N.J./Absegami)**
Four-star ATH James Onwualu (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham)
Four-star OT Mike McGlinchey (Philadelphia/William Penn)
Four-star ILB Michael Deeb (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage)
Four-star OT Steve Elmer (Midland, Mich./Midland)
Three-star WR Corey Robinson (San Antonio/San Antonio Christian)
Three-star TE-Y Jacob Matuska (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Hartley)
Three-star ATH Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead)