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Notre Dame Lands 2021 Rivals100 ATH Deion Colzie

A few hours before Notre Dame's matchup with USC, the Fighting Irish received great news on the recruiting front.

Athens (Ga.) Academy class of 2021 athlete Deion Colzie announced his pledge to Notre Dame. He picked the Irish over the likes of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and several others.

"This was a tough decision that I prayed and thought very hard about," Colzie said as part of his commitment tweet. "With that being said, after talking with my family, I will be committing to the University of Notre Dame!"

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Notre Dame landed a commitment from Georgia stud athlete Deion Colzie on Saturday.
Notre Dame landed a commitment from Georgia stud athlete Deion Colzie on Saturday. (Rivals.com)

Colzie announced his commitment to the Irish while he was on campus at Notre Dame. This was his fourth visit to South Bend. His last visit came in June during a camp at Notre Dame, which is when he earned an offer from the Irish staff.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder committed to Notre Dame as a receiver. Rivals ranks Colzie as the No. 95 prospect nationally, the No. 9 recruit in Georgia, and the No. 6 athlete in the land.

"I love the atmosphere and the people there," Colzie previously said of Notre Dame. "The fans love me."

Colzie built a very strong relationship with Irish receivers coach Del Alexander during the recruiting process.

"He was the first coach who I really built a relationship with," Colzie notred.

Colzie is Notre Dame's 6th commitment in the 2021 class and first receiver commitment. Hartwell (Ga.) Hart County tight end Cane Berrong, a fellow four-star prospect, lives about 45 minutes from Colzie's high school.

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