Despite adding new offers to his list, notably Tennessee about a week ago, Charlotte, N.C., offensive tackle Mark Harrell has decided to give his pledge to Notre Dame.
"Yes sir," he confirmed with BlueandGold.com about his decision via text.
The 6-5, 270-pound Catholic High player visited South Bend for Junior Day on Feb. 26 without a scholarship offer, but he was able to add one from the program just two days later.
He returned to campus on March 25 and had a new feel for the program because it was now a realistic destination.
"It gave me me a totally different perspective," Harrell said.. "I can't really allow myself to get too excited without an offer because you don't even know if it will really be an option for you to go there."
He was prepared to play favorites yet, but the Irish put themselves in a solid position for his commitment.
"That's probably the one school I can say I'm high on," Harrell shared. "They will definitely be in the running when I cut it down to four or five schools."
Notre Dame surpassed the cut and are now the No. 1 option for him after picking up a commitment.
Check back with BlueandGold.com for more from Harrell on his decision to attend Notre Dame.