Notre Dame Fighting Irish Get Commitment From Tarean Folston

By Rick Stavig
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

As is the case with life, the rich get richer in college football.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, potentially on the verge of winning their first National Championship in more than twenty years, landed another big name prospect in College Football Recruiting.

Tarean Folston, the star running back from Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Florida, picked the Irish today on the nationally televised Under Armour All American Game practices.

Folston is picking the Irish over the Oregon Ducks and the Florida State Seminoles.

Notre Dame has been on an absolute tear in recruiting the last few weeks (exactly the opposite of the Southern Cal Trojans), and their class will probably get even better before its all said and done (waiting on you, Max Redfield).

Folston has been practicing with the defensive backs this week in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where the practices have been held.  While he’s been getting work at defensive back, he’s quite confident that he’ll be playing running back with the Irish.

Folston is the second running back to commit to the Irish, joining Greg Bryant, who’s considered by some to be the best back in the country.  The thing that sticks out with both backs is that they’re not one-dimensional.  Both backs are fairly complete, with decent blocking skills and excellent hands out of the backfield.  Both are excellent fits in Brian Kelly’s spread offense, which emphasizes speed and multidimensional skills.

The Irish will be looking for more help at running back next year if junior tailback Cierre Wood leaves early, as most are predicting.

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