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Ronald Darby Commits

A source close to the program has revealed that Notre Dame picked up its third verbal commitment in Oxon Hill, Md., athlete Ronald Darby.

The 5-11, 174-pound Potomac High player traveled to South Bend for the 82 Annual Blue-Gold Game with two of his coaches and based on his comments it didn't seem as though something would be happening over the weekend.

"Just to see how everything is ran. And to get a feel of the place," the 247Sports four-star recruit, No. 6 athlete in the land and the country's No. 64 overall player told BlueandGold.com of what he was looking forward to the most.

With offers from Alabama, Florida, Penn State, South Carolina, USC and others in hand, he also preferred to take more of an open approach.

"I haven't narrowed it down yet," he added.

Despite the picture that was being painted of a highly touted prospect coming in to just "get a feel" for the school, BlueandGold.come heard otherwise.

During our broadcast of "The Recruiting Show" we mentioned the possibility of Darby committing.

Two other sources tied in with the program also reflected the same comments, and one even felt the Maryland native was the staff's best shot - even though Spring, Texas, safety Nicky Baratti would've been the clear choice before telling us that his parents would like him to wait. But we've been hearing that Baratti is enjoying the return trip as well.

Darby is known for his great speed and has clocked times under a 10.7 seconds in the 100-meter race as a sophomore last spring. He recently told 247Sports that he'd visit Alabama, Florida, Florida State and others in an attempt to narrow things down in the spring, but it seems the visit to Notre Dame was all he needed.

Check back for more from BlueandGold.com on the newest pledge following his visit to Notre Dame.

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