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Hayes was considering Michigan State and Ohio State.

By SI Wire
December 10, 2015

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish landed a commitment from four-star linebacker Daelin Hayes of Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., he announced on Thursday.

“God, country, Notre Dame,” Hayes said in a Dark Knight-themed video posted to Bleacher Report. “Go Irish.”

Hayes previously was a verbal commit to USC before re-opening his recruitment and visiting Notre Dame in Sept. He chose the Fighting Irish over Michigan State and Ohio State.

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Hayes brings the Notre Dame recruiting class for 2016 to 19 players.

The 6-foot-3, 239-pound linebacker is expected to enroll early at Notre Dame after playing in next month's U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio​.

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