Yeargin decommits from Notre Dame

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School linebacker Richard Yeargin informed the Irish staff on Friday night that he was decommitting from Notre Dame. has confirmed that four-star linebacker Richard Yeargin of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School decommitted form Notre Dame on Friday night.

Clemson is now considered the favorite to land Yeargin, who first committed to Notre Dame last summer. Yeargin took an official to Clemson in November and the Tigers have maintained contact since.

Yeargin, who could have ended up playing inside or outside linebacker at Notre Dame, was part of six other linebacker commits in Notre Dame's 2014 class, including Jonathan Bonner, Kolin Hill, Greer Martini, Nyles Morgan, Nyle Sykes and Jhonathon Williams.

Notre Dame still has 22 commits on board for the 2014 class, the same number it sat with at the start of Friday night. Three-star defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah of Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph by the Sea gave him pledge to the Irish shortly before news of Yeargin's decommitment became public.

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