Tom Loy of 247 Sports also stated that a huge part of Adebo’s decommitment from Notre Dame was the fact that he previously did not have an offer from Stanford likely because he had not been accepted into the school. Once Adebo was accepted into Stanford a scholarship offer was on the table and Adebo committed to his dream school.
“Irish247 is told that he has been offered and was accepted into school. Stanford was the dream school for Adebo, but never had the offer in hand. The Cardinal has always been Notre Dame's only major threat.”
The Cardinal once again prove their robust competitive advantage in recruiting student-athletes that value a quality education as well as athletics. For the recruits that want a world-class education and highly competitive football it is difficult for many schools to compete with Stanford on both fronts.
“He’s going to make any team better immediately just by stepping no the field. He’s going to bring a lot, just because of his work ethic, his size, his speed and agility. Paulson is an exceptional player. He’s got great size, great speed and great ball skills. He’s an incredibly smart ball player. You tell him something one time, and he retains it. His work ethic is exceptional. He’s the hardest-working kid you have. There’s so many things that he brings to a team. He’s just an all-around good player.”
With a player who is expected to have the ceiling of Adoree’ Jackson, given his elite physical tools as well as his ability to play on both sides of the ball, this is a huge boost for the Cardinal defense that will be losing big playmakers in the coming years and as of now does not have many defensive playmakers in this recruiting class. He can add all kinds of versatility to the defense and will be some welcome talent in a secondary that has to face off against pass-heavy offenses like Oregon’s, USC’s and Washington State’s. He is a big get for the Cardinal.