Notre Dame Picks Up Commitment From Forward John Mooney


Mike Brey Lands 2nd Commitment of the 2016 Class

Notre Dame already held a commitment from 4-star Point Guard Temple Gibbs when John Mooney stepped onto the South Bend-based campus. It did not take long for Mooney to become the 2nd commitment in the Irish 2016 recruiting class.

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Mooney’s coach Mike Cuff told the Orlando Sentinel, “He has worked so hard for so long, and to be rewarded with the opportunity to go to the University of Notre Dame…it just doesn’t get any better, man. There is a God, and I’m pretty sure he is Irish.”

Mooney hails from Altamonte Springs, Florida where he plays Lake Brantley High School. As a Power Forward, he measures 6’7″ and weighs in at 210 lbs.

During his recruitment, Mooney received offers from Florida and UCF. According to his coach, Wake Forest, Kansas, Boston College and Georgia Tech were also showing interest in the Lake Brantley Power Forward.

He originally committed to the Gators on September 28, 2013. However, he de-committed from Florida on August 13, 2015. According to reports, the decision between the two parties was mutual.

According to the 247Sports Composite, the new Notre Dame commitment ranks as the 134th best player in the country. He also ranks as the 34th best Power Forward in the nation. He is rated as a 3-star player on average. However, 247Sports ranked Mooney as a 4-star player.

Mike Brey is not finished adding players to the 2016 class. The Irish Head Coach hopes to add 5-star Power Forward Thon Maker to the commitment list. Brey recently scheduled an in-home visit with Thon Maker.

Maker ranks as the 8th best players in the 2016 class.

The Irish are also pursuing Javin DeLaurier, Jayce Johnson, Kevin Huerter and DeAndre Hunter. DeLaurier visited this past weekend with John Mooney. Johnson and Huerter are schedule to officially visit on the weekend of Notre Dame’s football game against UMASS. Hunter will watch the Irish battle the Trojans.

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