October 24, 2006

Irish find Proffitt in Kentucky

Bad information nearly cost Notre Dame its next point guard.

But by clearing up a recruiting rumor and then hitting the road, the Irish basketball program went from long shot for Ty Proffitt to earning a verbal commitment from the 6-foot-3, 190-pound handler from London, Ky. Proffitt revealed his pick to Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey on Oct. 22 during an official visit to South Bend.

"Since day one in the whole recruiting process, I wanted to go somewhere where I was wanted," Proffitt said. "You're defined by the people that you surround yourself with. I think I'm going to have a pretty good name being around those guys for the rest of my college career and the guys they'll bring in after me."

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