Tarean Folston Sticks With Original Commitment Notre Dame

By patmercadante
Mike DiNovo-US Presswire

National Signing Day is here, and one of the biggest questions going into today has just been answered.

And it is great news for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Tarean Folston is the six ranked athlete is coming to South Bend to play for Notre Dame . Folston committed to Notre Dame back on January 2, but a late visit to the Auburn Tigers brought up questions whether he would change his mind today.

Folston visited Auburn January 18 and communicates with Auburn co-offensive coordinator/ receivers coach Dameyune Craig, who was recruiting Folston to Florida State before he moved to Auburn. While at Auburn, Folston was also able to meet with head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and running back coach Rich Bisaccia.

Bisaccia has since moved from Auburn after being named special teams coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, just 22 days after taking the running backs coaching position at Auburn. Bisaccia was previously the special teams coach for the San Diego Chargers the last two years before heading to Auburn.

Folston, one of the top running backs from Florida rushed for over 1700 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Folston finished his prep career with 46 touchdowns and 4,264 yards rushing. Folston is a great addition to the 2013 Notre Dame recruiting class, and will have an impact in the Irish backfield that needs to replace Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood who are headed to the NFL.

Folston will join fellow recruit Greg Bryant, junior George Atkinson III and Cam McDaniel, who will all combine their strengths to replace the potent Irish backfield from last season.

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