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Notre Dame got some good news Thursday.
Jordan Genmark-Heath, a three-star athlete out of San Diego Cathedral Catholic, flipped his commitment from Cal to the Irish with less than a week to go before National Signing Day.
Genmark-Heath was offered by Notre Dame Jan. 11 and made the trip to South Bend for an official visit Jan. 20.
Though Genmark-Heath himself would not publicly comment on the visit, Cathedral Catholic head coach Sean Doyle said the three-star was incredibly impressed with the trip.
“He came back Monday and was blown away by everything, [including] the coaches, the older players he got to meet and the other guys they are recruiting,” Doyle said. “Those are guys he wanted to be around. He really liked it.”
The 16th commitment in the class, Genmark-Heath is an important one not only numbers-wise, but position-wise as well. The Irish recruited him as a safety.
Before the commitment, early enrollee Isaiah Robertson was the only defensive back in the class.
Notre Dame is still without a cornerback in the class, but adding Genmark-Heath to the fold certainly bolsters the secondary.
Genmark-Heath is ranked by Rivals as the No. 67 athlete in the class and the No. 73 player in the state of California.
During his senior season at Cathedral Catholic, the Notre Dame commit played both ways, rushing for 197 yards and eight touchdowns on 47 carries while also adding 291 receiving yards and two scores on 16 receptions on offense. On defense, he recorded 59 tackles, four interceptions and five pass deflections.
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