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2018 Notre Dame football recruiting: OLB Matthew Bauer commits to the Irish!

The Notre Dame staff has tirelessly been working on the 2018 class, and those efforts are starting to really show.

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On Wednesday, Notre Dame added to its already impressive 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of 4 star outside linebacker Matthew Bauer. Bauer comes to South Bend via Cathedral Prep School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a state that the staff has been mining quite a lot frequently, as they have commits Phil Jurkovec (2018), David Adams (2017), Joshua Lugg (2017), and Kurt Hinish (2017) already in the fold. Bauer's pledge to the Irish brings the class to 6 commitments and currently ranks #3 in the 247 Sports Composite team rankings. He is currently listed as standing at 6'3" and weighing in at 208 lbs.

Recruiting Services:

Scout: 4 star, #15 OLB, #1 PA OLB, #171 overall.

247 Sports: 4 star, #2 ILB, #4 prospect from PA, #95 overall.

Rivals: 4 star

247 Sports Composite: 4 star, #2 ILB, #5 prospect from PA, #149 overall.

Interesting to note that the recruiting services are a little varied on if Bauer is an ILB or OLB.


In addition to earning an offer from Notre Dame, Bauer holds offers from Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State, Akron, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Welcome to the Irish, Bauer!