Notre Dame decommit extends verbal commitment to Michigan

Less than a week after changing plans to spend his college football career in South Bend, Donovan Jeter announced a commitment to Michigan on Sunday.

The Beaver Falls (Beaver Falls, PA) 3-4 outside linebacker took an official visit to Ann Arbor on Saturday for the Wolverines’ 41-8 win over Illinois.

Prior to decommitting from Notre Dame this past Tuesday, Jeter had originally committed on Sept. 19 following an official visit for the Fighting Irish’s 36-28 loss to Michigan State on Sept. 17.

The senior had received a scholarship offer from Michigan on Feb. 18 which was followed by an offer from Notre Dame eight days later.

In-state programs Pitt and Penn State were the first and second schools to offer. This was followed by unofficial visits to Happy Valley on March 28, April 18 and July 18 of 2015, along with unofficial visits to Pitt on Nov. 7, 2015, Feb. 28 and April  16 of this year.

He also most recently received offers from Oklahoma on Oct. 18, Georgia on Aug. 2, Kentucky on May 31 and Alabama on May 11.


From a measurable perspective, Jeter is listed at 6’5″ and 250 pounds with a 31″ vertical leap. He also has been clocked in the 40 yard dash at 4.84 seconds with a maximum bench press of 315 pounds. Match the traits with what is displayed on the highlight tape and you have a prototypical hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end. Jeter can provide a presence on the edge in 4-3 looks as well as provide coverage in a 3-4 scheme.

Author: The Subway Alum

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