Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly officially announces the signing class of 2011.
Hounshell's career highs
Tackles: 4, Air Force, Oct. 08, 2011 (1-3)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Missed the entire season with an injury.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Competed in seven games in a reserve role for the Irish, tallying four tackles ... played against Air Force, USC, Navy, Maryland, Boston College, Stanford and Florida State ... all four tackles came in a victory vs. Air Force ... had one solo and three assisted tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press Ohio Division II co-defensive player of the year for 2010 ... standout two-way lineman at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio ... helped Cougars reach Ohio Division II state semifinals in both 2009 and 2010, as Lake Catholic finished 12-2 both years ... had 36 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles as senior in 2010 ... first-team defensive lineman on Associated Press Ohio Division II all-state squad as senior ... Northeast Lakes District Division II Defensive player of the year for 2010 ... named Willoughby News-Herald Ohio Division II player of the year ... first-team defensive lineman on Cleveland Plain-Dealer prep all-star team for 2010 ... one of five finalists for Tony Fisher Award (named after former Notre Dame running back) that goes to top high school player in area ... first-team offensive lineman on News-Herald all-star team ... Cleveland Plain-Dealer made him North Coast League preseason defensive MVP for 2010 ... had six sacks and 18 tackles for loss on defense as junior in 2009, helping offense rushing for 215 yards per game and allowing only three sacks ... first-team offensive lineman on Associated PressOhio Division II all-state squad as junior in 2009 ... first-team offensive lineman on Cleveland Plain-Dealer prep all-star team as junior in 2009 ... brother, Chad, was offensive guard letterman in 2009 at Central Florida ... twin sister, Colette, is a junior forward on the 2013-14 basketball team at St. Francis (N.Y.) ... played for Mike Bell at Lake Catholic High School ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.