On a subdued National Signing Day, Notre Dame added just one player to its 2019 recruiting class, four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey, bringing their total to 24 signed recruits. The class is ranked 14th nationally.
Foskey is 6'5, 240 lbs. and comes from California powerhouse De La Salle high school. He was choosing between Notre Dame, Washington, Ohio State, Michigan, and Cal.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is happy he's coming to South Bend to round out the 2019 class.
"We were looking for a pass rusher," Kelly said. "Anytime you finish up your recruiting you want to finish with someboudy who can make an impact. We think Isaiah comes from a great program - De La Salle - and it's a great fit, strong student, but more importantly I think we needed that guy who can make a presence in our defense and if you're looking at it from an NFL perspective, those guys that get paid a lot of money are those cornerbacks and those that can rush the quarterback, and he certainly can do that."
With the addition of Foskey, the Irish finish with 24 signed recruits - 22 scholarships, and two preferred walk-ons, including St. Joe WR Conor Ratigan.
"I think you have to look at it in its totality," Kelly said about the class. "You have some developmental guys that are going to take some time, I think there's some guys that are going to push for some time, and then I think there are some guys that could start for us. I think every class has those guys in it, I think you recruit that way, not all these guys are ready to play. I think there's balance. You're always looking to fill in the needs that you have in a class, this has a very strong presence of mid-years, and I think that that's a trend that will continue."
The recruiting class is ranked 14th nationally by 247 Sports, Rivals, and ESPN.