Notre Dame Football Recruiting
A winter storm and school closure caused Daniel Cage to change his announcement plans. Cage was slated to make his announcement at noon at his school in Cincinnati.
So, without fanfare or press, Cage signed his letter of intent to play football with Notre Dame. Cage choose Notre Dame over Michigan State.
Cage checks in at 6’3″ 295 lbs and has an excellent frame to add some solid weight to. He had offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State and Notre Dame among others. Cage is considered a 4-star recruit by ESPN and Scout and a 3-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports. He has excellent speed and athleticism for his size.
The Irish needed to land solid interior defensive linemen after losing Matt Dickerson to UCLA. The staff closed quickly to land to Pete Mokwuah as well as Daniel Cage.
Cage represents the 23rd player in the 2014 class (as long as everyone signs as expected).
The Irish may not be done at the defensive tackle position. Oklahoma commit Courtney Garnett will be deciding between the Sooners and the Irish today at noon.
Quality defensive linemen are extremely important to winning. Landing a quality player late in the game is huge victory for the Fighting Irish coaching staff.