Cherry adds Notre Dame

Cherry adds Notre Dame

Junior middle linebacker and Tennessee commit Cecil Cherry of Frostproof (Fla.) Middle offers his thoughts on a Notre Dame offer.

With one of the most impressive offer lists in the country for not only a junior, but any elite prospect, middle linebacker Cecil Cherry most recently lengthen that list by picking up an offer from Notre Dame.

"I was pretty surprised by the offer," Cherry, who committed to Tennessee in June, said. "I got in touch with [recruiting coordinator] Coach (Tony) Alford, and he just told me Notre Dame likes how physical of a linebacker I am and what I can bring to the table."

"I bring my all every time," Cherry said. "I love football and it shows on the field every time."

Cherry isn't bothered by the attention from other schools despite being a committed recruit.

"I'm solid to Tennessee right now, but you always need a backup plan," Cherry said.

Cherry said there are a few things that piques his interest right off the bat about the Irish.

"Notre Dame is known for having great linebackers," Cherry said. "They are a good school with a great education and fan base."

Cherry plans to visit Alabama for the Tennessee game this year and hit Knoxville sometime later this season. He has taken a trip to Miami this season as well.

"I'll save my big trips for senior year," Cherry said. "I'll keep Notre Dame in consideration."

Cherry is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 10 middle linebacker in 2015.

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