It was widely speculated last week that Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity Academy three-star safety Ray Herring was going to end up at Notre Dame, and many players on the official visit said he had committed to the Fighting Irish. But Herring wouldn't budge and say he was committed – until now.
"I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet some really great coaches in the recruiting process, some really great people," Herring, who is 5-foot-10 and 187 pounds, said. "I took official visits to Georgia Tech and Maryland and was originally scheduled to visit Tennessee on January 14th, but after coming to Notre Dame, I knew it was the place I'm supposed to be at, it was home."
Herring had been highly recruited, but he narrowed his schools early in the process to Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Maryland. He saw enough following his visit to South Bend last weekend to know that it was the right place for him.
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"Notre Dame is a special place," Herring said. "The people are genuine and truly care. The campus is spectacular and the coaching staff is second to none. Coach Weiss has 26 years of experience, 15 in the NFL, and three Super Bowl rings."