ND Commit Greenberry Tearing It Up

Washington Union High (Fresno, Calif.) four-star receiver and Notre Dame commit Deontay Greenberry is averaging nearly 200 receiving yards per game. He is getting closer to his first trip to South Bend, Ind., and he also talked to IrishEyes.com about whether or not he will take any other official visits.

Deontay Greenberry's meteoric rise during the offseason made him a huge target for opposing defenses, but even with the increased attention, his production is off the charts.

The Washington Union High (Fresno, Calif.) four-star receiver is averaging nearly 200 receiving yards per game and has eight touchdown catches in three games, the Notre Dame commit is looking for a lot more production.

"We're undefeated and we're looking at a pretty big game (Friday) night against Selma (High), so I'm trying to prepare for that," the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Greenberry said. "I've want at least 20 balls coming to me, so I can have at least 18 receptions a game, and I'm averaging (9.3) receptions a game."

Greenberry, who also has 17 tackles playing defense, made 66 catches for 1,208 yards and eight touchdowns last season. This year he is averaging 21.8 yards on his 28 receptions, despite seeing constant double coverage, and already has 589 receiving yards.

"I'm just doing things better, putting more work in," he said. "Some teams are double covering me, trying to put (a cornerback) under my face and a safety on the top. It's just my quickness off the line. Some teams are trying to press me."

But is the change in coverage working?

"Not at all," he said. "I'm averaging like 200 yards a game."

Greenberry continues to talk regularly with the coaching staff, particularly assistant coach Mike Denbrock, and has watched the Irish a few times.

"I like how they use Michael Floyd," Greenberry said. "That's where I'm going to be playing."

Greenberry is also looking forward to his first visit to Notre Dame, a school he committed to without seeing the campus. Instead, he took the word of his cousin and fellow Irish commit Tee Shepard, who is awaiting an appeal hearing from the CIF after being ruled ineligible after transferring to Washington Union.

"Of course, I'm excited," Greenberry said. "I want it to be like Tee told me it was."

Greenberry added his commitment to Notre Dame was solid, but like he said when he committed, he would check out other schools.

"I'm going to take some other visits," he said. "I'm (looking at visiting) Miami, Georgia and Arizona."

However, Greenberry said dates for those other trips are yet to be set.

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