Four-star Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) linebacker Richard Yeargin III reopened his recruitment for less than 24 hours before indicating he's favoring Clemson Saturday.
He decommitted Friday night after carrying a Notre Dame pledge since Aug. 2, last year.
Clemson had maintained close contact with Yeargin, whose dad played at South Carolina State and who has family in the Upstate. The 6-2 225-pound Yeargin took an official visit to Clemson for The Citadel game in November.
Yeargin, a U.S. Army All-American, is ranked as the nation's No. 13 outside linebacker by Scout and No. 17 by Rivals. In addition to Clemson and Notre Dame, he has offers from dozens of schools, including Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, South Carolina, Louisville and Michigan.
The Yeargins are originally from South Carolina, and Yeargin’s father told the Miami Herald during his son’s Army All-American jersey presentation in October that Clemson’s winning history, and being one of the schools to first recruit his son when he was in 10th grade, were reasons the Tigers were still under consideration.
At University School, Yeargin totaled 85 tackles (23.5 for loss) with 15 sacks and a forced fumble in his senior season as a Broward All-County selection.
Taking out projected greyshirts, he would be the 19th member of the 2014 class.