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Notre Dame At Risk Of Losing 4-Star DE Commit David Abiara

A closeup of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wearing a visor.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the field with his team before the game against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One of the top players in Notre Dame's recruiting class could be having second thoughts. Four-star defensive end David Abiara appears to be a potential flip candidate.

Abiara gave his pledge to the Fighting Irish back in March. 247Sports ranks the Texas native as the No. 333 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class.

The site's composite rankings have him as the No. 22 strongside defensive end in the country, and No. 49 ranked recruit out of Texas.

It sounds as if he may flip to a power closer to home. As many have noted, every recruiting expert over at 247Sports has flipped his prediction to, or logged a new one for, the Oklahoma Sooners.

Oklahoma has reportedly been very active in trying to keep David Abiara closer to home. Nothing has been announced yet, but Lincoln Riley and his staff's efforts could pay off soon here.

From 247Sports:

There is a strong belief that the 6-4, 248-pounder could have a change of heart and potentially flip to the Oklahoma Sooners. This would be a big blow, because Abiara is an excellent pass-rusher with major upside. There is so much to like about his game and Notre Dame was fired up to have a player of his caliber in this class.

Notre Dame's recruiting class is currently ranked No. 11, with Abiara in the fold. Oklahoma, which has seven commits so far, is down at No. 27.

If the talented defensive end flips, Notre Dame would fall to No. 16, and Oklahoma would jump up to No. 22, barring any other moves in that range.