Notre Dame 2018 CB target D.J. Brown backs off Virginia pledge

Irish Stew

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame has three cornerback signees in its 2018 class.

For now.

That may soon change, as D.J. Brown — a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback who took an official visit to Notre Dame last weekend — announced his de-commitment from Virginia on Tuesday. The consensus three-star prospect added that he will announce his decision on national signing day on Feb. 7 and choose between three finalists: Notre Dame, California and Northwestern.

A Washington, DC, St. John's College High School standout, Brown also collected offers from the likes of Ohio State, Clemson, Duke, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Arizona, Stanford and more.

Notre Dame signed three cornerbacks — Houston Griffith, Tariq Bracy and Joe Wilkins Jr. — in the NCAA's early signing day on Dec. 20. Griffith also enrolled early this month.

Freshman rover Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah also signed with Notre Dame in the 2017 cycle after previously being committed to Virginia.

— DJ Brown (@DeeJayyy___) January 30, 2018

Virginia cornerback commit DJ Brown, a 2018 recruit, is scheduled to make an official visit to Notre Dame starting Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)