Irish get commitment from 2016 RB Deon McIntosh

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Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class continues to grow. On Monday, Florida running back Deon McIntosh committed to the Irish. The 5-10, 175-pounder chose Notre Dame over offers from Miami, North Carolina, Tennessee, Penn State and many others.

A speed player who rates as a three-star prospect, McIntosh is the perfect complement to fellow Floridian and running back commitment Tony Jones. He also could play in the slot as a receiver, the type of skill and speed talentĀ that can help restock the Irish depth chart at either running back when C.J. Prosise and Tarean Folston depart or slot receiver, where Amir Carlisle exits at season end.

McIntosh took to Twitter to make the announcement official:

With a big on-campus recruiting weekend for Senior Day and a class that looks closer and closer to filling up, McIntosh talked about the decision-making process that went into pulling the trigger now.

“The great tradition they have in football and being a good school in academics,” McIntosh told Irish247’s Tom Loy. “My parents are happy. I’m happy. I’m ready to be in a gold helmet.”

McIntosh has long been on the Irish recruiting board and took a visit to South Bend for the USC game. He was recruited by running backs coach Autry Denson, who went into the Fort Lauderdale area and pulled out one of the smoother all-purpose backsĀ in a talent-rich area. He’s the 18th commitment in a 2016 class that has the chance to close very strong.

Here’s a look at McIntosh’s junior highlight tape.