The University of Notre Dame collected the fourth-ranked recruiting class in college football on Wednesday, Feb. 6 according to ESPN's rankings. Absegami High School QB/DB Rashad Kinlaw was part of that class.
He and three other Absegami athletes signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday afternoon. Soccer players Jenna Seddon and Rebecca Maguire committed to play at Rutgers University and Millersville University, respectively.
Vladimir Shustov signed to play basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the first basketball player from Absegami to commit to a Division 1 school since Andrew Keister committed to play for Holy Cross in 2007.
Kinlaw selected Notre Dame over Ohio State, South Carolina, Penn State, Iowa and Wisconsin, among others. The Fighting Irish went undefeated in 2012 and played in the BCS title game.
"Hopefully, they can go back next year and I can be a part of it," Kinlaw said after he signed on Wednesday afternoon.
Individual videos of each athlete signing are attached to this story. Each player's coach spoke about them before they signed. Football coach Dennis Scuderi spoke about Kinlaw; boys' basketball coach Mike Bult spoke about Shustov; and girls' soccer coach Elizabeth Lee spoke about Seddon and Maguire. Girls' basketball coach Meghan Tracey was also in attendance to support Seddon.