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Everything you need to know about national signing day 2012 can be found here.
Notre Dame was among the national headliners, though not in the way the Irish had hoped, Jared Shanker writes:
A commit flipping from Houston to Notre Dame on signing day might not raise eyebrows. Bigger programs snag recruits from smaller schools all the time close to signing day as targets are missed. But a prospect flipping from Notre Dame in favor of Houston? Almost unheard of. That's what ESPNU 150 WR Deontay Greenberry (Fresno, Calif./Washington Union) did, though. He felt as if he was going to Notre Dame only because his cousin and teammate Tee Shepard was. He told ESPN his relationship with Cougars receivers coach Jamie Christian was also a major factor.
There could be a glimmer of hope, however, as the Irish may still be in the running for five-star athlete Davonte Neal (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), the top unsigned prospect from this year's class.
Recruiting update: Neal recently bumped out Miami for Arizona, and Oklahoma is also a new team in the mix. Ohio State is doing well, and Neal is a big fan of Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. Notre Dame is also very high on his list, and he'll make his decision the week after signing day.