Notre Dame’s big recruiting weekend continued on Saturday evening when Florida wide receiver Jordan Pouncey joined the 2017 recruiting class. He was on campus for the Irish Invasion and gave his commitment to head coach Brian Kelly, the first receiver commitment in the cycle.
Pouncey is a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from Winter Park, Florida. While he’s a three-star prospect, he’s a national recruit with offers from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia among his 40 college options.
Autry Denson has been recruiting Pouncey for months, building a relationship with the talented receiver who had ties to Florida—his cousins both starred for the Gators before heading to the NFL. But after a whirlwind tour of college campuses this summer, Pouncey decided Notre Dame was the place for him, ending a recruitment after offering him a scholarship in May.
Multiple outlets caught the moment Pouncey committed to Kelly inside the stadium, with video of the conversation circulating online. Many others saw Pouncey show off some freaky athleticism, finishing off a completion from Irish commitment Avery Davis with a pretty smooth backflip.
Pouncey is commitment No. 12 for the 2017 class.