Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Greenberry shocks all, picks Houston
By Matt Fortuna
Two of the three letters Notre Dame awaited from the West Coast arrived. The other got stuck in Texas.
In one of national signing day's most shocking moves, four-star WR Deontay Greenberry (Fresno, Calif./Washington Union) chose Houston over Notre Dame, the school he initially committed to on May 27.
Greenberry's cousin is Tee Shepard (Fresno, Calif./Washington Union), the four-star cornerback who had already enrolled at Notre Dame in January. It appeared for some time that the two would commit to a school as a package deal.
Four-star offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) and three-star running back KeiVarae Russell (Everett, Wash./Mariner) faxed in their letters of intent within the past hour and are likely the final pieces to Notre Dame's 2012 recruiting class, barring anything unforeseen.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Greenberry is ESPNU's No. 17 wide receiver and its 106th overall prospect.
The Irish's 2012 class currently stands at 16 players, 13 of whom committed today. Gunner Kiel, Shepard and Sheldon Day have already enrolled.
Notre Dame held ESPNU's No. 9 2012 recruiting class before Greenberry's switch to Houston.