Notre Dame landed its top quarterback target Tuesday, as the expected became reality when Duke transfer Riley Leonard announced on social media that he’s committing to the Fighting Irish.

Riley will be able to play immediately for the Irish in what will be his final year of eligibility.

Leonard emerged as one of the top players and quarterbacks in the portal after back-to-back strong seasons at Duke, where his play led the Blue Devils to a pair of high-end seasons.

According to sources, there was a strong family pull that played a role in him choosing Notre Dame. Leonard’s great-grandfather, James E. Curran, played football for the Fighting Irish and was part of the Class of 1940. Leonard grew up in Alabama but was a devout enough Notre Dame fan that his favorite move is “Rudy.”