Greenberry on ND: They're my leader

Washington Union High (Fresno, Calif.) receiver Deontay Greenberry picked up an offer from Notre Dame last week, and it was the one he wanted the most. Greenberry's cousin is already committed to the Irish, and Greenberry didn't hold back when talking to IrishEyes.com about where he could end up.

Washington Union High (Fresno, Calif.) receiver Deontay Greenberry received the offer he wanted last week when Notre Dame was the latest to extend one when assistant Mike Denbrock was at the school.

And 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver was quick to point out just how special it was to get it.

"They came last Friday and offered," he said. "That's the offer I was looking for the whole time. My cousin (Tee Shepard) is going there, so that's the offer I wanted. I'm glad I have the opportunity to go there. They're my leader. They've been my leader."

Greenberry didn't give a date for when he wanted to make a decision, but he is making his first visit to Notre Dame in a month. He is slated to be on campus June 11 to meet with the coaching staff, get a tour of the campus and see the facilities.

"I haven't been to the east coast in my life," Greenberry said. "It will be a big step for me. I think I can come in and take the place of No. 3 (Michael Floyd) last year."

Shepard, who plays at Fresno's Central High East, is doing his part to convince Greenberry to join him in South Bend, Ind., and it appears to have worked.

"We're going to play together in college," Greenberry said. "There's no doubt. That's not even in question."

Greenberry's recruitment is heating up with offers from California, Arizona State and UCLA, as well as strong interest from Miami.

However, since the beginning of his recruitment, there is something different about the Irish coaching staff.

"I like the fact when I first started talking to them I felt comfortable," Greenberry said. "I like the things they told me. I have a good relationship with them."

So, with so many good vibes and talk about playing for the Irish, when will Greenberry make a decision?

"I want to commit before the football season starts," he said. "I'm just not going to do it right now. I've still got some school left, so I have to take care of that, and then I'll go and commit."


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