Kelly Signs First Five-Star

By grant.brown


[picappgallerysingle id=”8624376″]New Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly brought in his highest ranked recruit yet.  Ben Koyack, a 5-star ( tight end from Oil City, Pa, has committed to play football at Notre Dame.

Koyack is the eighth recruit that Kelly has signed for the 2011 class, and he is the first 5-star that Kelly has signed as head coach of Notre Dame.

Koyack measures at 6’5, 230 lbs., and has run the 40-yard dash at 4.65 seconds.  According to, Koyack is the second ranked tight end for the 2011 recruiting class.

The newly committed tight end adds to a list of recent commitments for Brian Kelly in his first year as head coach.  The Irish added three commits after the Blue-Gold game on Saturday ( 4* Tackle Conor Hanratty, 4* Tackle Tony Springmann, 4* Linebacker Jarrett Grace), and Koyack also becomes the seventh commitment in the month of April for the Irish.

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