Harry Hiestand has all but completed his 2016 recruiting work, landing the trio of Tommy Kraemer, Parker Boudreaux and Liam Eichenberg. Now he’s nearly halfway done with his work for the 2017 class as well.
Pennsylvania offensive lineman Joshua Lugg is the latest blue-chipper to pledge to Hiestand and Notre Dame, with the six-foot-seven, 280-pounder making the decision yesterday. He chose Notre Dame over Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and UCLA.
Lugg took to Twitter to shut down his recruitment, picking Notre Dame nearly 18 months before Signing Day in February, 2017.
Lugg joins Florida offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons and Texas tight end Brock Wright in the 2017 class, a group that’s looking to add Indiana quarterback Hunter Johnson to the mix. Brian Kelly confirmed Lugg’s commitment with his #WeAreND tweet while offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Mike Sanford send a pretty overt message to Johnson as well.
Lugg is a four-star recruit with the 247 composite listing him as a Top 200 prospect. He camped this summer in South Bend, earning his offer after working out at Notre Dame’s lineman camp.