Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Fans look on during the game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Yeargin III decommits from Notre Dame


Although the Notre Dame Fighting Irish landed three-star defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah on Friday, the news wasn’t all good.

They also lost a commitment when four-star linebacker Richard Yeargin III decommitted from the Irish.

The  6-4, 225-pound Yeargin committed to Notre Dame back in August and has remained committed since, even taking an official visit to South Bend in October.

However, throughout the process, he stayed in contact with the Clemson Tigers and has remained very interested in Clemson. He officially visited Clemson in November.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to have been selected by Notre Dame as one of their special kids that they decided to offer a scholarship to, but at this time I’ve decided to head in a different direction with my recruitment,” Yeargin told Blue and Gold Illustrated via Inside the Irish. I really do love Notre Dame and this wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s solely based on the best decision for me.”

Yeargin, who attends the University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the 21st-rated linebacker prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Arkansas and Auburn are after him, but Clemson appears to be in excellent shape to land Yeargin.

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