Palmyra, Pa. linebacker Joe Brockington has made his decision. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder had a very tough time choosing between two of his favorite schools.
"Both Boston College and Notre Dame are practically identical when it comes to what I was looking for," said Brockington. "They both have great academics, great football and they are the kind of places I can see myself staying for four or five years. I've decided to head to South Bend though. I just had a feeling when I woke up this morning."
Brockington made 70 tackles from his linebacker position as a junior and ran for 1,048 yards and 13 scores as a running back. He'll be an outside linebacker at Notre Dame.
"I didn't grow up a fan of either school really so it wasn't that," he said. "Just something about Notre Dame and playing there. I was almost 100-percent sure I was going to Notre Dame before I visited Boston College, but BC made it really tough. In the end I can't really say what it was. Playing for Notre Dame is just something special."
Brockington also had offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland, Indiana, Pitt, Purdue and West Virginia. He is the second linebacker in as many weeks to commit to the Irish, joining Danvers (Ma.) St. John's Prep 'backer Nick Borseti.
"He's going to be a MIKE linebacker and I'll be on the outside," he said. "They told me they're taking four linebackers so I know the competition I'll be facing. I'm not afraid of it."