Irish dip into Texas for Blankenship

High three-star defensive end Grant Blankenship (The Colony, Texas/The Colony) has jumped on board with the Fighting Irish, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound prospect was also offered by Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Utah, Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington and Washington State.

Notre Dame now has 14 pledges for 2014. The Irish's class is ranked No. 10 nationally.