Steve Hare / IrishIllustrated.com

Adebo backs off ND pledge

Another recruiting loss is in for Notre Dame. Four-star cornerback Paulson Adebo de-committed from the Irish on Monday morning after being pledged since June. Adebo leaves just two commitments at defensive back in the Class of 2017.

Recruiting attrition in the form of de-commitments continues to hit Notre Dame down the stretch.

Four-star cornerback Paulson Adebo is the latest, a source confirmed to Irish Illustrated on Monday morning. Adebo had been committed to the Irish since June after visiting for the first time in the spring.

Adebo, who played wide receiver at the Under Armour All-America Game, has four official visits remaining after using one to Notre Dame during the season.

Baylor, Colorado, Duke, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Texas and Stanford are some other options potentially on the table for the Mansfield, Texas, native.

Adebo joins three-star wide receiver Jordan Pouncey and four-star linebacker Pete Werner as recent defections from the Notre Dame haul in the Class of 2017. Werner has since committed to Ohio State. Pouncey is still considering his options.

Four-star defensive end Donovan Jeter, now pledged to Michigan, de-committed from Notre Dame in October after being pledged for about a month.

Notre Dame is now down to 16 commitments overall and just two defensive backs — four-star cornerback Elijah Hicks and four-star safety Isaiah Robertson. Hicks has visited Michigan since committing in October but hasn’t backed off his pledge.

Robertson will enroll in South Bend for the second semester.

Hicks is one of only two commitments to jump on board and stick since July. Four-star offensive lineman Aaron Banks joined the class in early December.


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