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OL Troy Niklas

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Servite High School

Fullerton, Calif.

Troy Niklas was the last member of this recruiting class to commit, as he waited until National Signing Day to publicly choose Notre Dame over USC.

Niklas starred as a two-way player at Servite High School near Anaheim, Calif., although he was recruited by Notre Dame to be a defensive lineman.

He has good speed but will need to bulk up quickly to be a candidate for playing time at such a deep position in his freshman season.

He joins Stephon Tuitt, Aaron Lynch, Brad Carrico, Chase Hounshell and Tony Springmann in the top defensive line haul in the country. He is unlikely to see meaningful game action in 2011 because of the depth the Irish now carry at that position.