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(CBS) National Signing Day didn’t exactly go as planned for Notre Dame despite head coach Brian Kelly putting together another solid recruiting class.

With Michael Floyd’s departure to the NFL, incoming four-star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry (Fresno, Calif.) was supposed to come into South Bend and help fill the void.

Instead, he’s headed to Houston.

Greenberry shocked Notre Dame Wednesday by backing out of his longtime commitment to the Irish and instead faxed his letter of intent to Houston.

Kelly still has a highly touted recruiting though.

Scout.com ranks the Irish class 16th overall and the average star rating of 3.69 ranks seventh on the recruiting web site.

Rivals.com ranks the class 19th overall and the average star rating of 3.53 ranks 10th.

Here’s a look at Notre Dame’s list of commitments:

DB Nick Baratti, Tomball, Texas (Klein Oak)

WR Chris Brown, Hanahan, South Carolina (Hanahan)

LS Scott Daly, Downers Grove, Illinois (South)

DL Sheldon Day, Indianapolis, Indiana (Warren Central)

WR Justin Ferguson, Pembroke Prines, Florida (Flanagan)

OL Mark Harrell, Charlotte, North Carolina (Catholic)

DL Jarron Jones, Rochester, New York (Aquinas Institute)

QB Gunner Kiel, Columbus, Indiana (East)

RB Will Mahone, Austintown, Ohio (Fitch)

LB Romeo Okwara, Charlotte, North Carolina (Ardrey Kell)

DB C.J. Prosise, Petersburg, Virginia (Woodberry Forest)

RB KeiVarae Russell, Everett, Washington (Mariner)

DB Tee Shepard, Fresno, California (Washington Union)

DB Elijah Shumate, East Orange, New Jersey (Don Bosco Prep)

OL Ronnie Stanley, Las Vegas, Nevada (Bishop Gorman)

DB John Turner, Indianapolis, Indiana (Cathedral)