Safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah signs with Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame added a second new face to the 2017 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon.

Safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, a 6-foot-2, 188-pound product of Hampton (Va.) Bethel, signed with Irish. Head coach Brian Kelly interrupted his signing day press conference to answer a call from Owusu-Koramoah and welcome him to the class.

Owusu-Koramoah was committed to Virginia as recently as two weeks ago, but he stepped away from his pledge to visit Michigan State and Notre Dame. The Irish ended up winning the battle with the Spartans after hosting him for his final official visit last week.

The three-star recruit became one of Notre Dame’s first targets to play the hybrid safety/linebacker rover position for new defensive coordinator Mike Elko. The Irish offered him less than two weeks before signing day, but it was still enough time to convince him on a future in South Bend.

Owusu-Koramoah pushes Notre Dame’s recruiting class to 20 members after defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa gave the Irish commitment No. 19 earlier Wednesday.  Owusu-Koramoah joins Isaiah Robertson and Jordan Genmark Heath at the safety position.

Notre Dame sent head coach Brian Kelly, recruiting coordinator Mike Elston and linebackers coach Clark Lea to Bethel High last week to push for Owusu-Koramoah.

247Sports slates Owusu-Koramoah as the No. 20 athlete in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as the No. 40 outside linebacker.

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Safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah reported a Notre Dame offer on Thursday (photo courtesy Student Sports).