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Notre Dame grabs commitment from Elijah Shumate

Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:25 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 7:58 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Notre Dame had taken some hits to their recruiting class with several targets committing elsewhere but added a big verbal on Saturday at the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with Ramsey (N.J.) safety Elijah Shumate.

"I'm going to be playing at the University Notre Dame," Ramsey said. "I felt it was the best fit for me."

The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder was also looking at in-state school Rutgers and, in warming climates, South Carolina. Shumate is one of the top players on powerhouse Don Bosco Prep and will look to continue a stellar career in South Bend.

"He shows brilliant speed, instincts, determination, and an aggressive style of play. A hard hitter, he shows very good closing speed.," analyst Tom Lemming said. "He hits like a linebacker but shows the coverage skills of a lockdown corner. He covers a lot of ground and rarely takes a missed step but when he does, he shows very good recovery speed."

Shumate is rated as the seventh-best safety by Maxpreps and is 136th overall in the class of 2012.


Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:47 pm

Notre Dame grabs commitment from Elijah Shumate

He is the first ND recruit from Bosco since Ryan Grant. That being said, the reason why all those DB players went to BC was beauce DB Coach Toal was ticked off at ND for trying to recruit his son late whne he was committed to BC. Willingham sat in his living room anbd refused to leave the night before NSD. Since then he has directed his players to BC or god forbid, Rutgers.
This is a breakthrough. Hopefuylly Yuri Wright follows Shumate to ND

Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:33 pm

Notre Dame grabs commitment from Elijah Shumate

Great addition to the Notre Dame team.  I'm a former student at Bosco , with a daughter a graduate of Notre Dame, I always wondered why they didn't attempt to pick up Don Bosco players.  They seemed to let Boston College get them.  Don't look now boys, but NJ has some very talented teams.  Bergen Catholic, Don Bosco, St. Peter's Prep, Seton Hall Prep, and St. Josephs can all play with the best of the rest,

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