((Updated)) 4-Star Wide Receiver T.J. Sheffield Commits To Notre Dame, Irish Pull Offer
In a recent turn of events, after committing to Notre Dame, four star wide receiver T.J. Sheffield announced that the Irish had pulled their offer to Sheffield due to "different plans". Sheffield made his announcement via Twitter after receiving a call from wide receiver coach DelVaughn Alexander, who told Sheffield that the program had a "Change of plans." Sheffield went on to thank Notre Dame and said that his recruitment was once again open. News that the likes of Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and several other top programs were glad to hear as they all were previously recruiting Sheffield prior to his commitment to the Irish.
(Original Post) Originally, four star wide receiver T.J. Sheffield of Independence High School out of Thompson's Station, Tennessee, had plans on staying in state after committing to the Tennessee Vols. But that all changed after Alabama's 45-7 victory over the Vols back in October and Sheffield de-committed. Since continuing his recruiting process, programs such as Arkansas, Penn State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Ohio State and others have been hoping to land the 5-foot-10, 170 pound class of 2019 recruit. Well on Friday, Sheffield announced his commit to the Notre Fighting Irish saying, "You can't beat an education at Notre Dame," adding "it felt like I was at home. They throw the ball too. It's a great university." Sheffield made his announcement via Twitter and noted that although he was giving a verbal commitment to Brian Kelly and the Irish, he is still planning to official visit several other school to "confirm" his decision and "leave no regrets." According to 247 Sports Composite, Sheffield is the ninth best football recruit out of Tennessee and ranked the 39th wide receiver nationally. He finished his junior season with 56 catches for 840 and five touchdowns along with 24 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown.