Notre Dame football beats out power schools for surprise WR commit

Shaun Terry is the 16th commit for the Notre Dame football team in the 2025 class and this one is quite the surprise.

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Notre Dame football continues to be on one heck of a roll. The Fighting Irish picked up their 16th commit in the 2025 class on Sunday afternoon. In doing so, they continued to build on what is already considered the top-ranked class in the cycle. And they did it with a commitment that it doesn’t appear many saw coming.

Shaun Terry, a 3-star prospect out of Ironton, Ohio didn’t have any 247Sports Crystal Balls predicting he’d commit to the Irish. Terry hadn’t set the table for a commitment announcement. But it was clear from the get-go that he was very interested in what they had to say once Notre Dame football came calling.

Terry is the second wide receiver commit for Marcus Freeman, Mike Brown, and company this month, following former NFL star Plaxico Burress’s son, Elijah Burress’s commitment. Terry pulls the trigger despite being pursued by some of the best schools in the country.

Oklahoma, USC, Oregon, PennState and Tennessee are among those who were looking to land Shaun Terry’s commitment. 

Per 247Sports, Terry is the No. 58 receiver in the country and No. 17 prospect in the state of Ohio. While he’s the second wide receiver to commit this month, the Fighting Irish are far from down recruiting at his position.

Derek Meadows might be the biggest name on the boar, and he’ll be in South Bend soon. Raiden Vines-Bright is a guy skyrocketing up receiver boards. He, too, will visit Notre Dame soon. Four-star receiver Talyn Taylor is on the board. Three-star receiver Jerome Bettis Jr. remains very much in play. Others are in the mix as well.

Notre Dame football beats out power schools for surprise WR commit

Terry is the latest in what has been a heck of a run for the Notre Dame football team. It continues a winning streak that includes monster offensive linemen like Owen Strebig. And it fuels one heck of a positive vibe heading into spring practices.