Stanford took a huge step in replacing home run threat Christian McCaffrey by landing the commitment of four-star athlete Paulson Adebo.

A 6-2, 180 pound wide receiver/defensive back out of Mansfield, Tx., Adebo confirmed his intentions to join the Cardinal’s class of 2017 on his Twitter account Monday.

Adebo initially committed to Notre Dame on June 20th of 2016, but then decommitted from the Irish Jan. 9 and reopened his recruitment.

According to 247Sports composite rankings, he’s the nation’s 26th-ranked cornerback and the No. 32 overall prospect in the state of Texas. Adebo was recruited mostly as a defensive back, but was also a standout wide receiver at Mansfield High School and played the position at the Under Armour All-America game recently.

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David McKinney of says Adebo possesses the skill set to make an immediate impact at the collegiate level.

“He’s going to make any team better just by stepping on the field,” McKinney suggests. “He’s going to bring a lot just because of his work ethic, his size, his speed, and his agility.”

Adebo also held offers from Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, among others.


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