Following a June 9th unofficial visit to Notre Dame, Toledo Central Catholic Quarterback DeShone Kizer committed to Notre Dame on June 11th. Kizer selected Notre Dame over Alabama and LSU.
Kizer fills the Quarterback void for Notre Dame. Even if Everett Golson returns to Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish may only have 3 commitments with DeShone Kizer. If Golson does not return, Kizer could be the back up for current Freshman Quarterback Malik Zaire.
Kizer has been selected as an Elite 11 Quarterback, an annual competition that features 11 of the best Quarterbacks in the country. Former NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer tutors these players. The past two years, Notre Dame has landed an Elite 11 commitment, Gunner Kiel and Malik Zaire.
DeShone Kizer is consistently ranked as a 4-star recruit. 247Sports has him ranked as the 6th best Dual-Threat Quarterback. ESPN also has him 6th. Rivals has Kizer ranked as the 8th best Dual-Threat Quarterback. Scout has him ranked the lowest at the 15th best Quarterback overall.
Kizer possesses great size, decision-making, poise and leadership. Kizer can improve on his release and technique.
Kizer is the 11th commitment for the Fighting Irish in the 2014 class.