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Four-star recruits sticking to pledge

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CLOVIS, Calif. - Tee Shepard and Deontay Greenberry could not have made it any simpler for someone to understand where they're going to college.
"I'm 100 percent to Notre Dame," Greenberry said.
"I'm 100 percent on Notre Dame," Shepard said.
Both players excelled in Friday's Cal State Game but before dominating on the field the two Notre Dame commits were asked if they still planned on heading to South Bend since they had recently taken a visit to USC together.
The Trojans were trying to make a late run at two of California's top players but no dice according to the two four-star recruits from Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union. Shepard and Greenberry emphatically charged that they're sticking with Notre Dame.
"Like I've been saying, this is our dream to play college football together," Greenberry said. "We looked into it, took our visits and Notre Dame is still where we're going to be. Notre Dame is the right place for us."
Shepard said: "That's where I'm going to school."
Since early March, Shepard, a four-star who had to sit out his senior season because of transfer rules, has been committed to the Irish and all along he said it was his dream school and that he wasn't looking elsewhere.
Greenberry, who had 105 catches for 2,108 yards and 32 touchdowns and led his Washington Union team to a 14-0 record this season, has been committed to the Irish since late May.
Not only USC but many other schools have pushed Shepard and Greenberry to switch their commitments but to no avail.
Friday before the Cal State Game - where Shepard had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and Greenberry had two touchdown catches and simply dominated everyone else on the field - both prospects said their minds were made up. For them, recruiting is over.
"It's the combination of the academic success and I have the opportunity to come in and make something happen early so I'm going to take that opportunity," Greenberry said.
Shepard added: "It's my dream school. It's just a great opportunity at Notre Dame academic-wise plus they only have like eight DBs and five of them could be leaving so there is a great opportunity for me to start. Every time we talk about college football we talk about playing together. It's been our dream."
And now it's coming true.
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