Notre Dame has landed the highly sought after wide receiver Justin Ferguson out of Flanagahan High in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Junior recruit’s impressive numbers included 44 receptions, 943 receiving yards and twelve touchdowns last season.

Ferguson visited the school during their spring game in mid-April.  He originally planned on extending the recruiting process but was so impressed by Notre Dame he committed earlier then intended.

The Floridian standout was impressed by the school’s lofty academic standards and warm reception from the coaching staff.

He told the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “Once I got there, the coaches showed me a lot of love”.

Ferguson, one of 6 players to commit to the Fighting Irish’s recruiting class of 2012, will be a welcome addition when Michael Floyd departs after the 2011 season.  The receiver will be called upon to fill in Floyd’s role in the Notre Dame spread offense with his blazing speed (4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash) and 6-foot-2  size.

He was in heavy pursuit by many distinguished Division 1 football programs including Florida, Miami, Wisconsin, Florida State, Alabama and Tennessee.