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Notre Dame gets commitment from UFC CEO's son Nicco Fertitta

Notre Dame just got a commitment from a player whose father could place coach Brian Kelly in a submission hold in one deft move.

Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced via Twitter this weekend that he had committed to play for the Irish.

The 5-foor-9, 172-pound safety was on a visit to South Bend when his made his pledge.

Fertitta is currently rated three stars by, but is a U.S. Army All-American from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. He also had offers from Arizona, Boston College, Hawaii, Houston, Indiana, UNLV, Utah and Villanova.

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