CB Paulson Adebo commits to Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The commitment trend continued for Notre Dame on Monday, but it came from a recruit who wasn’t on campus for the Irish Invasion.

Cornerback Paulson Adebo, a 2017 recruit, became the fourth commitment in four days for the Irish. Adebo shared the news on Twitter.

“Proud to say I’m committed to The University of Notre Dame!!” Adebo wrote.

Adebo’s pledge came on the heels of 2018 running back Markese Stepp, 2017 wide receiver Jordan Pouncey and 2017 defensive end Jonathon MacCollister all doing the same in the three days prior. Adebo’s last, and only, trip to South Bend came in March for a junior day visit.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Adebo has played both cornerback and wide receiver at Mansfield (Texas) High. He intercepted five passes on defense and recorded 41 catches for 730 yards and 11 touchdowns in his junior season.

“He has length for a corner,” said CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. “He has really long arms and quick feet. He had really good production on both sides of the ball, so he’s a legit four-star guy.”

247Sports slates Adebo as a four-star recruit and the No. 14 athlete in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect and the No. 60 wide receiver.

Adebo ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds at The Opening Dallas in March. He also sports a 3.9 GPA in the classroom, according to Lemming.

Notre Dame beat out Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Georgia, Oregon and others in Adebo’s recruitment.

Adebo becomes commitment No. 13 in Notre Dame’s 2017 recruiting class and joins defensive end Jonathon MacCollister, safety Isaiah Robertson, defensive tackle Kurt Hinish and linebackers Drew White, Pete Werner and David Adams on the defensive side. Seven of the last eight commitments in the class have come on defense.

Notre Dame's decision to push for recruits to visit campus rather than coming to them with satellite camps has worked successfully in June. The Irish have landed four commitments this month without having to leave South Bend.

247Sports ranks Notre Dame’s 2017 class No. 6 in the country behind Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan and Tennessee. Rivals ranks the class No. 7.

Below are highlights of Adebo’s junior season via Hudl.

Proud to say I'm committed to The University of Notre Dame!! pic.twitter.com/mxJU9TYArJ

— Paulson Adebo (@yg_3x) June 20, 2016

#WeAreND

— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) June 20, 2016

☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘!#IRISHEL17E

— Mike Elston (@CoachMikeElston) June 20, 2016

God Bless Texas! #TXirish#IrishEl17epic.twitter.com/BkqyNDPcRt

— Coach Mike Sanford (@CoachSanfordND) June 20, 2016

#TX2NDpic.twitter.com/FxYKS8U8vf

— Aaryn Kearney (@aarynkearney) June 20, 2016

Cornerback Paulson Adebo, a 2017 recruit, committed to Notre Dame on June 20, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)