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Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:41 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 11:45 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Notre Dame fans became a bit worried when five-star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry visited Houston earlier this week after giving a verbal commitment to the Irish, and it appears those worries weren't without reason.

CBSSports.com's Bryan Fischer confirmed on Wednesday that Greenberry had signed his letter of intent to play at Houston.

This comes as a big surprise as Greenberry had maintained all along that he wanted to go to school with his cousin, cornerback Tee Shepard. Shepard is a Notre Dame signing who signed his letter of intent to the school on Wednesday.

Greenberry is the ranked third amongst all wide receivers by MaxPreps, behind only Dorial Green-Beckham and Cayleb Jones. While losing Greenberry to Houston doesn't kill what's a pretty strong 2012 class for Notre Dame, it's also not the kind of news Brian Kelly and his staff were expecting to hear today. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Comments

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Until Notre Dame chooses to get their football program into an All-Sports conference, it will most likely will be a mediocre program at best.  The ND deal with NBC is as stale as one month old sliced bread. Yeah !  everyone knows they have their own NBC deal, well whoopie for that, who really cares today in big-time football programs. Either of the ACC, B1G or SEC would be a great BCS league for Notre Dame to compete and find a great home for an All-Sports Conference.  I have some special Notre Dame friends, and several of them are thinking that an all-sports league would be best for their school.  I personally hope ND gets into an all-sports league of their choosing sooner than later.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:04 am
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

IUDOC, Just the same as why would a top recruit want to play football at IU.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:30 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

i think he got paid, why else would you pick Houston over ND



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

why are you on here talking about it then?



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Deontay changed to Houston after he found out that ND wasn't in Paris.



Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:50 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

The kid has to do what is best for him, and as a ND fan, if this is it, then I wish him a healthy and great career in college and onto the NFL. However, to those of you saying it makes sense because his numbers will be better at Houston - I simply disagree.

Yes his numbers will be much bigger at Houston - no question about it. However, pro scouts are not idiots. Catching 10 balls for 240 yards and 2 TD against the garbage teams Houston plays is nowhere near as impressive as say 8 catches for 115 yards and a TD in a big game @ USC. Bottom line - scouts are not stupid and won't be fooled by inflated stats of a team that passes 75 times a game in a weak conference.

Like I said in the beginning, if he chooses this path - I wish him the best and hope he has a fantastic career.
      
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Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:49 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

The kid has to do what is best for him, and as a ND fan, if this is it, then I wish him a healthy and great career in college and onto the NFL. However, to those of you saying it makes sense because his numbers will be better at Houston - I simply disagree.

Yes his numbers will be much bigger at Houston - no question about it. However, pro scouts are not idiots. Catching 10 balls for 240 yards and 2 TD against the garbage teams Houston plays is nowhere near as impressive as say 8 catches for 115 yards and a TD in a big game @ USC. Bottom line - scouts are not stupid and won't be fooled by inflated stats of a team that passes 75 times a game in a weak conference.

Like I said in the beginning, if he chooses this path - I wish him the best and hope he has a fantastic career.
      
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Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:49 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

The kid has to do what is best for him, and as a ND fan, if this is it, then I wish him a healthy and great career in college and onto the NFL. However, to those of you saying it makes sense because his numbers will be better at Houston - I simply disagree.

Yes his numbers will be much bigger at Houston - no question about it. However, pro scouts are not idiots. Catching 10 balls for 240 yards and 2 TD against the garbage teams Houston plays is nowhere near as impressive as say 8 catches for 115 yards and a TD in a big game @ USC. Bottom line - scouts are not stupid and won't be fooled by inflated stats of a team that passes 75 times a game in a weak conference.

Like I said in the beginning, if he chooses this path - I wish him the best and hope he has a fantastic career.
     



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:41 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Love it!  And I'm from South Bend, IN.  When will Irish fans realize that ND is an average football school at best?  They haven't done anything in 20+ years.  Why would a top recruit want to go there? 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:23 pm
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Look at him again... does he really look like he is in this for the degree??


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