Notre Dame has flipped Penn State quarterback commit Brandon Wimbush, his Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen tells 247Sports.
Rated by the 247Sports Composite as the nation's No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the senior class, Wimbush took an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend. Hansen said he made his decision Monday evening.
"They're getting a three-way quarterback," Hansen said. "He has a great arm, has terrific feet and a high football IQ."
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Wimbush had been committed to Penn State since May. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur all played a part in landing Wimbush, who made his visit to South Bend with his mother.
"Life decision, lot of prayer, a lot of soul searching made me re-think my goals," Wimbush said on Twitter. "Thank you Penn State, but I'm committing (to) the Fighting Irish."
The nation's No. 70 prospect regardless of position according to the 247Sports Composite, Wimbush is commit No. 18 for the Irish in 2015, and the 10th to hold four-star status in some capacity.
"I think Notre Dame is a great overall fit for him," Hansen said. "The culture of the school, great history, style of offense, everything about the place is a great fit for him."
Besides the schools mentioned, Wimbush also had offers from the likes of Alabama, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee.