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Alex Anzalone decommits from Notre Dame for Florida

The talented four-star PA linebacker's long and winding recruitment looks to be ending at Florida after previously committing to Ohio State and Notre Dame.


Pennsylvania high school linebacker Alex Anzalone has de-committed from Notre Dame, and is planning on enrolling early at the University of Florida, according to Irish Illustrated, reportedly in part due to Brian Kelly's NFL interest.

Anzalone originally committed to Ohio State, but de-committed after a run in with a convicted sex offender in Columbus last spring. He committed to Notre Dame in early July, but was still being pursued by several teams, including the Florida Gators. Anzalone is the first Notre Dame commit to change his mind following the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship Game.

The Gators have been in pursuit of Anzalone for a long time, so it's no surprise if he ends up at Florida after his long and winding recruitment. If he does actually enroll early in Gainesville, it's a big win for Florida, as they'll be adding a player rated in the top 50 prospects in the country. The Wyomissing, Pa., native is a consensus four-star prospect, and listed in the top five of inside linebacker prospects.