Notre Dame lands talented power forward

Just a few weeks ago, Zach Auguste announced that he was down to four schools.
At the time, Notre Dame was nowhere to be found on it and he planned to visit Marquette, Florida, West Virginia and Georgia Tech.
But, the 6-foot-9 power forward from New Hampton (N.H.) Notre Dame prep added the Irish for a visit and Mike Brey's squad ended up on the only list that mattered, Auguste's final one, as he committed during his official visit Thursday.
"I think he and his mom like that they have the whole package," Auguste's summer coach Vin Pastore of the Mass Rivals said. "You can play at a high level and they have the academics. Notre Dame is a great place and in the end he believed they had the whole package."
Fluid and big, Auguste is a sleek four man who can run the floor, rebounds at a high rate and scores out to 15 feet. He's got a great frame to build on and is very effective attacking other bigs off the dribble.
"I really think Notre Dame sees him as a type of guy that is outside of the normal system type of guy," said Pastore. "He brings something to the table that they don't have.
"Somebody that is athletic, that can catch, that can run, that can fill lanes and that can take guys off the dribble. He's unique for them."
The No. 93-ranked player in the 2012 Rivals150, Auguste joins a class that already includes high level wing Cameron Biedscheid and forward Austin Burgett.
From the sounds of it, Notre Dame has high hopes for him.
"They are telling him that he's going to contribute right away," said Pastore. "He's impressed with that and he's impressed with how a Notre Dame degree puts you in a good spot for a job after basketball."