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4-star LB J.D. Bertrand commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed one of the Top247 prospects according to 247Sports today. Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic four-star linebacker J.D. Bertrand has announced his commitment to play for the Fighting Irish. This is a big get for Notre Dame in the class of 2019.

The 6-1, 220-pounder chose the Irish over offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Pittsburgh, Stanford and many other top programs across the country.

Irish Illustrated has reported for quite some time that Notre Dame has been in very good position to land the Peach State standout and today, that proved to be true. When looking at this class as a whole, it’s clear that the Fighting Irish have secured one of the most talented linebacker groups this cycle. When you pair, Bertrand with four-star linebacker Osita Ekwonu, three-star linebacker Marist Liufau and three-star Jack Kiser.

Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Bertrand is listed as the No. 314 overall player in the country, No. 17 outside linebacker nationally and No. 34 recruit in Georgia from the class of 2019. 247Sports has him ranked even higher per its standalone rankings. Bertrand is considered the No. 234 overall player in the nation, No. 15 prospect at his position and No. 25 target in his home state.

Notre Dame remains in contention for four-star linebacker Asa Turner, who is committed to Washington.   

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