Bye, Bye Bernard

Giovanni Bernard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) has de-committed from Notre Dame, but says he's still considering the Irish.

The four-star running back told Irish Sports Daily following his official visit to North Carolina this weekend, that Oregon State, Notre Dame and the Tar Heels are all running even.

"I think I'll probably decide this week," Bernard said.

The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Bernard verbally committed to Notre Dame back in late October, but began to waver on his pledge following the firing of former head coach Charlie Weis. He met with new head coach Brian Kelly last week.

Bernard denied that North Carolina and Oregon State were now his two favorites ahead of Notre Dame. His older brother Yvenson played for the Beavers.

Notre Dame's class-of-2010 recruiting class drops to 18 members, including running back Cameron Roberson (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park).

Bernard missed most of his senior season with a hamstring injury. As a junior, he helped lead Aquinas to the ESPN Rise National Championship, rushing for 1,528 yards and 18 touchdowns. He averaged 9.6 yards per carry and also had a receiving score.

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Clemson (www.theclemsoninsider.com)

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Florida State (www.noleinsider.com)

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Kentucky (www.kentuckyink.com)

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Notre Dame (www.irishsportsdaily.com)

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Oregon (www.duckterritory.com)

Lowe switches to Oregon

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Texas A&M (www.texags.com)

Luke Joeckel profile

Jonathan Mathis profile

Toney Hurd, Jr. scouting report

Ben Malena scouting report

Junior day visitors (Saturday)

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