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Four-star DE Donovan Jeter's decommitted from Notre Dame, and Irish pledges aren't happy about it

On Tuesday, four-star defensive lineman Donovan Jeter decommitted from Notre Dame. The Beaver Falls, Penn. star departs from the Notre Dame class in the midst of a notable down season, with some even questioning the job security of coach Brian Kelly. While there are plenty of reasons why Jeter could decide he wasn’t entirely positive that Notre Dame was still the right school, fellow members of his now-former entering class in South Bend were less than pleased with Jeter’s decision.

That’s Jeter’s announcement. Now let’s take a look at what some of Notre Dame’s other pledges had to say about it, while linking back in to Jeter’s announcement.

Here’s star Texas quarterback Avery Davis, the assumed passer of the Fighting Irish’s future:

And here’s C.J. Holmes, an athlete prospect who is currently the quarterback at Connecticut power Cheshire Academy:

And here’s star 2018 Notre Dame commit Ogie Oghoufo:

Both star recruits have a point: Jeter did misspell Notre Dame as “Norte Dame.” Sure, it’s north of Mexico, but that’s not in the name. Of course, it was also important for Davis and Holmes to avoid being too aggressive against Jeter. After all, it’s still entirely possible that he joins Notre Dame on National Signing Day, particularly since he made it clear that Notre Dame is still among the schools he’s considering:

Until then? Expect Davis, Holmes and some of the compadres to keep the pressure on Jeter, Titanic metaphors and all.

The Irish received  a bit of good news later Tuesday, however, when three-star CB Elijah Hicks from La Mirada (Calif.) committed to Notre Dame.

“I chose Notre Dame because on my official visit I felt comfortable and it felt like home,” Hicks told 247Sports. “One of my favorite quotes about Notre Dame is, ‘Other teams play college football, Notre Dame is college football.’ Coach Lyght, I feel like he could give me the tools that’s necessary to make it to the NFL and have a long career. Also, they have a rich tradition and great academic support.”

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