Anzalone decommits from Notre Dame following Kelly interview

Anzalone decommits from Notre Dame following Kelly interview
January 10, 2013, 8:57 pm
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According to Rivals.com's Mike Farrell, 4-star linebacker Alex Anzalone decommitted from Notre Dame and will enroll early at the University of Florida, switching his commitment after Brian Kelly's interview with the Philadelphia Eagles was made public.

Before jumping to conclusions about Kelly's future at Notre Dame, it's worth noting Anzalone had a whirlwind recruitment that initially saw him commit to Ohio State. He decommitted to Ohio State in May and offered a verbal commitment to Notre Dame later, only to re-open his recruiting process and seriously consider Florida. In early November, Anzalone announced he would honor his commitment to Notre Dame.

Now he's off to Florida, which will unseat Notre Dame atop Rivals' class of 2013 rankings.
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Whether any recruits follow him out of Notre Dame's recruiting class, which will be finalized on signing day Feb. 6, remains to be seen even if Kelly doesn't jump to the NFL. If he does, though, Anzalone may not be the only recruit jumping ship in the coming weeks.
Still, a few Notre Dame recruits -- including five-star linebacker Jaylon Smith and five-star running back Greg Bryant, two of the biggest game-changers in Notre Dame's class of 2013 -- said on Twitter they'll remain committed to Notre Dame even if Kelly leaves.

Three-star wide receiver Corey Robinson took the high road regarding Anzalone, tweeting "Best of luck to my bro @AlexAnzalone_24. Sad to see you leave the Mob by hope you do great things at Florida."
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On the flip side, four-star quarterback Malik Zaire tweeted: "Man what the hell Alex that was low. 2 days before you report u go somewhere else? Its all good well see you down the road."