July 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Prized linebacker recruit Alex Anzalone announced Sunday night at Nike’s The Opening that he has committed to Notre Dame.
Anzalone, from Wyomissing, was one of the nation’s most sought-after recruits, earning a four-star rating on Rivals.com. The website has him as their No. 7 linebacker in the country and No. 49 overall player.
He had previously committed to Ohio State, but decommitted in early May. According to the Reading Eagle, Anzalone had previously named a top three of Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State. He announced that he would make his decision public on ESPNU via Twitter.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker announced that he would be enrolling early at Notre Dame during an interview at The Opening.
“With the whole Ohio State thing, I mean, it’s been a very tough process for me, but I’ve had fun with it and I think in a couple of years, looking back I’ll appreciate it even more,” Anzalone said on the broadcast.
According to ESPN, Anzalone decommitted from Ohio State after a man listed on Kentucky’s sex offender registry, Charles Eric Waugh, took pictures with Anzalone and posted them on his Twitter account.