Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune reported this morning that the Irish received a commitment from Richard Yeagrin III, a four star linebacker prospect from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Yeargin had offers from Florida, Florida State and Michigan among many others.
Hamilton quoted Irish Illustrated for Yeargin III’s comments: “The world is evolving and you need to take advantage of every opportunity or you’ll miss out,” Yeargin III told Irish Illustrated. “This was an opportunity you can’t pass up. I had to make a business decision.”
Richard Yeargin III is listed as a Weakside Defensive End or Outside Linebacker by recruiting services. However, he will most like begin at Inside Linebacker for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has a lack of depth for the 2014 season at that position. Next season, the Irish will only have Jarrett Grace, Michael Deeb and Joe Schmidt as returners. Yeargin will help Notre Dame next year with solidifying that area.
Yeargin III represents the 16th commitment for the Fighting Irish in the 2014 football recruiting class.