Notre Dame still has a catch in Greenberry 

December, 20, 2011
In a terrific year for California wide receivers, nobody put up the numbers Deontay Greenberry (Fresno, Calif./Washington Union) did. Greenberry surpassed the 2,000-yard mark and hauled in 33 touchdown passes, setting state records in both categories.

“I had set a goal for myself in the summer to try and break some records,” Greenberry said. “I ended up getting the most yards in the state and led the nation in touchdowns.”

Notre Dame always has a goal of prying away some of California’s top players, and they have certainly done it this year, getting verbal commitments from Greenberry, as well as his cousin, Tee Shepard. Because Shepard will enroll early, Greenberry’s recruitment isn’t on the same timeline, but he hasn’t hesitated to state that he will be following Shepard wherever he goes. This past weekend, USC coaches had a chance to make their case in keeping them closer to home, but the players’ commitments to Notre Dame was too strong.