Notre Dame lands Pat Connaughton
September, 20, 2010
By Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting
Pat Connaughton (Arlington, Mass./Saint John's Prep) put an end to his recruitment on Saturday morning, making a verbal commitment to Notre Dame following an official visit to the South Bend campus last weekend. Connaughton will join the Fighting Irish on a basketball scholarship, but is also expected to pitch for Notre Dame's baseball team. His prowess on the pitcher's mound was a big reason why he flew so far under the radar going into the summer. His 95 mph fastball led most to assume his future was on the diamond and not the hardwood.