Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Four-star edge Owen Wafle commits to Fighting Irish

    SI "Notre Dame added yet another defensive lineman to its 2024 class when it landed a commitment from Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School standout Owen Wafle. This gives the Irish a second defensive line commitment from the 2024 class, as Wafle joins West Bloomfield (Mich.) High School..." May 17

  • 4-Star defensive lineman Devan Houstan commits to the Irish

    One Foot Down "On Saturday 4-Star defensive lineman Devan Houstan from St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, announced his commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and its 2023 recruiting class. The 6’5” 270 pounder ranks in and around the top 200 across all..." May 09

  • Four-star OL Austin Siereveld commits to Buckeyes over Alabama, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Ohio State landed a commitment from coveted four-star offensive lineman Austin Siereveld on Wednesday, with the blue-chip recruit choosing the Buckeyes live on CBS Sports HQ over Alabama and Notre Dame. As the No. 7 ranked player from his class in the state of Ohio, Siereveld is a big..." May 04

  • Notre Dame back atop 2023 recruiting class rankings as Sam Pendleton commits

    The Athletic "Notre Dame landed its first offensive line commitment of its 2023 recruiting class on Monday, as Reagan (Pfafftown, N.C.) guard Sam Pendleton pushed Marcus Freeman’s first full-cycle haul to 10 public commitments and No. 1 nationally on both the 247Sports and On3 team..." April 26

  • Justyn Rhett changes commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia

    ESPN "Justyn Rhett changed his commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia on Monday. Rhett, who committed to the Fighting Irish back in December, decommitted after attending Georgia's spring game April 16. Rhett, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Bishop..." April 25

  • Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 4-Star WR Braylon James commits to the Irish

    One Foot Down "Braylon James, a 4-Star wide receiver from Texas, gave his verbal commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday night during a short announcement ceremony. The 6’3” 185 pounder from Del Valle High School just outside of Austin, chose the Irish over a heavy offer..." April 20

  • Notre Dame officially enters NIL recruiting battle, unveils collective led by Brady Quinn

    On3 "As the Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) era in collegiate sports continues to evolve, more and more collectives are being launched to benefit student-athletes at certain schools. For athletes at Notre Dame, they now have that luxury, as a new NIL collective – the..." April 19

  • Brian Kelly Defends Leaving Notre Dame Before College Football Playoff Ranking Release

    The Big Lead "Brian Kelly becoming the next head coach of LSU was the most unexpected turn of events in recent college football history. As we all know by now, Kelly suddenly left Notre Dame to sign a contract worth nearly $100 million to replace Ed Orgeron and then fumbled the exit process..." April 14

  • Ed Orgeron makes surprise appearance at Notre Dame's spring practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Ed Orgeron made an eyebrow-raising visit to one school’s spring practice, and it likely isn’t a school many would expect. The former LSU coach was on hand to see Notre Dame practice, and even addressed the team. " April 14

  • Brady Quinn unhappy with Notre Dame for 1 reason

    Larry Brown Sports "The Notre Dame football team will make history in 2023 when they host Tennessee State, and it would be an understatement to say Brady Quinn is not impressed. Notre Dame proudly announced this week that it has scheduled a game against Tennessee State on Sept. 2, 2023. That will mark..." April 08

  • Brian Kelly touts LSU's investment in football after growing tired of waiting for Notre Dame to modernize

    CBS Sports " Like all good coaches, Brian Kelly knows what lies ahead. The college football world has wanted a definitive answer for a while now as to why the ex-Notre Dame coach has changed jobs, cultures and, um, accents to take over as LSU's new coach. "The million..." April 07

  • Harvard transfer Chris Smith commits to Notre Dame

    The Athletic "Harvard transfer Chris Smith committed to Notre Dame on Wednesday, picking the Irish nearly three months after initially pledging to Minnesota. Smith, a 6-foot-2, 293-pound defensive lineman, visited South Bend, Ind., this past weekend and will join head coach Marcu Freeman's..." April 06

  • Eddie George says Notre Dame-Tennessee State game 'nothing to do' with Ohio State connection

    247 Sports "HBCU football will take center stage in 2023 when the Eddie George-led Tennessee State Tigers play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a nationally-televised, non-conference clash on Sept. 2, 2023. The scheduled game was announced Tuesday, and both George and Notre Dame coach Marcus..." April 06

  • Notre Dame football makes statement by scheduling Tennessee State

    Sportsnaut "Plans are in place for the Notre dame football home opener to start the 2023 season on September 2. In what is a first in the rich and heralded history of the Irish football program, they will take on an Historically Black College (HBCU) and FCS program. According to Matt..." April 05