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National Signing Day 2017: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is Irish!

3-star linebacker chooses Notre Dame over Michigan State at the 11th hour.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has just announced that he will be signing a National Letter of Intent with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, spurning a late push from the Michigan State Spartans.

The 6-foot-2, 197 pound linebacker from Bethel High School (Hampton, Va.) received an offer Jan. 19 from the Irish, and took an official visit one week later. Owusu-Koramoah remained tight-lipped about his preference, although forecasts had him leaning toward South Bend.

247 Sports

The Bethel product was a former Virginia commitment and had a wide range of offers from FCS schools (James Madison Dukes & Dartmouth Big Green) to Power 5 teams such as the Vanderbilt Commodores and N.C. State Wolfpack.

It’s difficult to compare Owusu-Koramoah among the recruiting services, mostly because they cannot agree on what he is.

247 Sports has him as the 20th best athlete. Rivals considers him the 40th best linebacker. ESPN has him as the 28th best safety, while Scout puts him 83rd among that same position group.

Defensive coach Mike Elko’s scheme relies upon a safety/linebacker hybrid, which makes Owusu-Koramoah an ideal fit since he played both positions in high school. He’s also familiar with Elko and linebackers coach Clark Lea, as both previously interacted with him during their time recruiting at Wake Forest.