Alex Anzalone commits to Irish

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Alex Anzalone said he thought long and hard about where he wanted to play college football. When it was time to make a final decision, the ESPN 150 outside linebacker made a lot of people happy.

He also pulled a little joke on his good friend and roommate at The Opening, ESPN 300 cornerback Devin Butler.

Anzalone (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing) committed to Notre Dame on Sunday evening at The Opening, choosing the Fighting Irish over Penn State and Florida. A four-star athlete, Anzalone became Notre Dame's 17th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.