The NCAA football transfer portal is buzzing with activity, as Notre Dame has already seen wide receiver Chris Tyree, center Zeke Correll, and defensive end Nana Osafo-Mensah enter it. The Irish have the depth to cope with their departures, but they may look to the portal for replacements.
This article delves into potential quarterback candidates for Notre Dame to pursue in the coming weeks. Head coach Marcus Freeman has expressed support for Steve Angeli to take over behind center when Sam Hartman’s Notre Dame career comes to an end. However, Freeman may also consider offering a challenge to Angeli, Kenny Minchey, and C.J. Carr for the starting job by bringing in a quality signal-caller.
Below are some top quarterbacks who may be available:
Will Howard, Kansas State
Howard finished his fourth season with the Wildcats on a high note, with impressive stats and the ability to excel in big-game situations. These qualities make him a top candidate for Freeman’s consideration.
Will Rogers, Mississippi State
Rogers’ prolific performance with over 12,000 career passing yards and impressive touchdown-to-interception ratio could make him an attractive option for Notre Dame, especially with the team’s talented young receivers.
Tyler Van Dyke, Miami
Van Dyke’s experience, strong arm, and mobility make him a potential contender, despite a dip in performance in the latter part of the 2023 campaign.
Riley Leonard, Duke
Leonard, although not officially in the portal, could be enticed by the possibility of joining Notre Dame and showcasing his skills under the Golden Dome.
Cameron Ward, Washington State
Ward’s impressive numbers and potential financial incentives from NIL deals could make him a sought-after candidate, especially as the PAC-12 faces uncertainty.
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