Notre Dame added their 11th verbal commitment to their 2016 recruiting class on Thursday but what turned out to be more interesting is how Parker Boudreaux made his announcement.
Boudreaux is a 6-foot-4, 287-pound, offensive lineman for Bishop Moore Catholic. The Orlando, Florida area native looks like a Brock Lesnar understudy but has clearly been influenced by “World’s Strongest Man” competitions. During a two-minute long video set to a background of music, the Class of 2016 recruit pulled an 8-ton school bus down the road and then walked next to a chalked or spray painted Notre Dame helmet next to the Fighting Irish leprechaun logo stating, “I’d fight for the Irish any day.”
The recruit with over 70 reported scholarship offers added, “South Bend, get ready for me.”
Check out video of Boudreaux's commitment:
The list of 70 scholarship offers was trimmed to Georgia Southern, Florida, Oklahoma, Clemson, and Notre Dame on June 17 after taking some 25 unofficial visits. Schools who hosted Boudreaux included Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Florida among others.
Boudreaux is the third offensive lineman to join Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class and fourth from the state of Florida.
Notre Dame 2016 Verbal Commitment List
CB/WR Jalen Elliott, 6’1”, 175 lbs, Lloyd C. Bird HS, Chesterfield, Virginia
CB Julian Love, 5’11”, 175 lbs, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, Illinois
SS Spencer Perry, 6’3”, 200 lbs, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
LB Jamir Jones, 6’3”, 230 lbs, Aquinas Institute, Rochester, New York
DE Julian Okwara, 6’4”, 220 lbs, Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte, North Carolina
OG Parker Boudreaux, 6’4”, 287 lbs, Bishop Moore Catholic, Orlando, Florida
OT Liam Eichenberg, 6’6”, 290 lbs, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, Ohio
OT Tommy Kraemer, 6’5”, 305 lbs, Elder HS, Cincinnati, Ohio
LS John Shannon, 6’2”, 230 lbs, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
RB Tony Jones Jr., 6’0”, 212 lbs, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
WR Kevin Stepherson, 6’0”, 180 lbs, First Coast HS, Jacksonville, Florida