Irish Illustrated has learned that four-star athlete Paulson Adebo has de-committed from Notre Dame.— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) January 9, 2017
Adebo had been committed to the Irish since June and was expected to either be a defensive back or wide receiver at Notre Dame. Notre Dame is still on his list, however he also has offers from Baylor, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, LSU and Georgia.
With Adebo’s de-commitment Notre Dame’s class is now down to just 16 commitments. This is on pace to be Notre Dame’s smallest class since 2012 when they only had 17 signees.
Last year’s recruiting class featured a whopping seven defensive backs. The year is quite the opposite as Notre Dame only has two defensive backs committed in Isaiah Robertson and Elijah Hicks
This is also the fourth de-commitment of this recruiting cycle. Four-star defensive lineman Donovan Jeter flipped to Michigan is October. Three-star WR Jordan Pouncey and four-star LB Peter Werner also backed out from the Irish in December. Werner has since committed to Ohio State, while Pouncey is still weighing his options.
What was once a top 10 class by most accounts is now surely expected to drop. There is about a month until signing day, so there is still some time to pick up a prospect here or there. That being said, there is also time to lose a prospect as well.
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