Notre Dame has continued its efforts to fortify its defensive front in recruiting, and this time it didn't rack up too many miles to do so.

Indianapolis Warren Central defensive tackle Sheldon Day has committed orally to play for the Irish, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-2, 286-pound Day is a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and ranks as the nation's No. 22 defensive tackle. Day is the 13th commitment in Notre Dame's Class of 2012 recruiting haul and the eighth player to commit to the Irish as a front-four player in the last two classes.

"They really like him at that four-technique, that end tackle position," Warren Central coach John Hart told BlueandGold.com. "He's such an explosive player. I think that's what everyone loves about him. He has that Warren Sapp-great leverage-great motor. On top of that he takes all advanced classes, has a 3.7, 3.8 GPA. He's just one of those great kids."

Irish Illustrated, Irish Eyes and Irish Sports Daily also reported Day's commitment.

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