With the impending graduation of Tommy Rees and the transfer of Andrew Hendrix to Miami of Ohio, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had only two scholarship quarterbacks on his roster before signing day: Malik Zaire and the returning Everett Golson.

Kelly nabbed a solid prospect in dual threat DeShone Kizer, a four-star recruit from Toledo, Ohio, according to Rivals.com.

"This kid loves to have the ball in his hands when the game is on the line," Kelly said. "Now we have similar quarterbacks in terms of run-pass threats. Different sizes, but they all love the opportunity to have the ball in their hands, and I love that competitiveness of DeShone Kizer."

Kelly used the word "confident" three consecutive times in describing Kizer and said he has the intangibles necessary to be Notre Dame's quarterback.