Hegarty picks Notre Dame 

April, 29, 2010
Offensive tackle Matthew Hegarty (Aztec, N.M.) became the ninth prospect to commit to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish late Wednesday night. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound versatile prospect becomes the fourth offensive lineman to pick Notre Dame joining big time tackle prospect Jordan Prestwood (Plant City, Fla.), guard Conor Hanratty (New Canaan, CT) and tackle Tony Springmann (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger).

"After taking a few days to think about everything, I came to the decision of Notre Dame because they are truly the complete package," Said Hegarty via text message. "Their academics are excellent, the football heritage is incredible and the situation couldn't be any better. I enjoy the spread and look forward to playing tackle for the Irish."

Hegarty picked the Irish after considering offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Florida State, Minnesota, San Diego State, New Mexico and Harvard among others.