Fort Wayne (Ind.) Carroll four-star linebacker/athlete Drue Tranquill has made his final college decision.
Tranquill is the 16th four-star commit for Notre Dame in 2014.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Tranquill is headed to Notre Dame.
Tranquill had originally committed to Purdue on July 23, only to be offered by the Irish shortly after. He visited each campus several times this fall and it wasn’t an easy decision, but on Tranquill is excited about.
“I’ve earnestly sought the peace of God throughout this process because in no way am I inclined to make such a tough decision on my own,” Tranquill told 247Sports on Monday evening. “I’ve prayed about this decision for three months now and he has finally given me peace about the decision.
“I’ve been blessed to have the opportunities these great universities have extended me. Both are great schools and my decision is in no way demeaning to Purdue University. I love that school, the coaches and everything they stand for. In the end I’m going to the University of Notre Dame for Faith, Family, Football and an education.
“I’m honored to be considered by these two great institutions and will be forever grateful.”
Ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 22 safety and No. 4 prospect in Indiana overall, Tranquill becomes commit No. 18 for the Irish in the class of 2014, and the 16th to hold four-star status by either 247Sports or the 247Composite.
Tranquill was recruited by Notre Dame as a defensive athlete that could play inside linebacker or safety in an Irish uniform.
Other programs to offer Tranquill includes Cincinnati, Indiana, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin. He was recruited by Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Elston.