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Speedy Tenn. WR TJ Sheffield chooses Notre Dame over Ohio State

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Notre Dame gained its second receiver pledge of the week Friday afternoon with the commitment of rivals.com three-star TJ Sheffield (Independence High School; Thompson’s Station, Tenn.). Sheffield will continue to make official visits this fall, keeping open a recruitment which has already seen him de-commit from Tennessee when former Volunteers head coach Butch Jones’ firing became an inevitability.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to commit to the University of Notre Dame,” Sheffield wrote on Twitter. “My plans are to officially visit several colleges to confirm my decision and leave no regrets.”

Sheffield chose the Irish (at least, for now) over Ohio State, Arkansas and Purdue.

He becomes the 18th commitment in Notre Dame’s class of 2019, joining Wednesday’s pledge from consensus three-star Cam Hart (Good Counsel H.S.; Olney, Md.) as the only receivers in the class to date. Whereas Hart stands at 6-foot-3 and offers a physical presence, Sheffield is 5-foot-10 and boasts 10.78-second speed in the 100-meter dash.