If you’re a Notre Dame football fan, there were certainly some ups and downs on the recruiting trail on Wednesday.
Some recent crystal ball projections led Notre Dame football fans to believe that there would be some good news on Wednesday and there was, but it was also coupled with some bad news as the Irish gained and lost a commitment.
First the bad news: After being committed for just over a year, Owen Wafle, a three-star defensive end, re-opened his recruitment, de-committing following an offer from Michigan football.
It was reported by 247 Sports that Michigan has been working on Wafle in the background and hosted him for a visit last month. On Wednesday, the push for the Wolverines became enough that Wafle decommitted and started trending to the Wolverines with crystal ball projections.
However, the news wasn’t all bad. There are a couple of positive news items for Notre Dame football recruiting and the first is a new 2024 commitment from Loghan Thomas, who is ranked 177th overall in the 2024 class and is the No. 14 EDGE.
A nice rebound for Notre Dame football
Thomas has been trending with predictions for the Irish so it wasn’t a shock but it was still a positive. Wafle is listed as an EDGE, even though he’s 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, so there could have even been a connection between his commitment and the addition of Thomas.
It’s hard to say but Notre Dame football has also been projected to get another defensive lineman in the 2024 class in Sean Sevillano. He’s ranked 908 overall in the 2024 class and is 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, and could also be the replacement for Wafle in the class.
Either way, things are still looking pretty solid for Notre Dame football in 2024, especially after getting word that they made the final five for Justin Scott. It was sort of weird since Scott released a top-five earlier.
Yet, the biggest news is that it sounds like Notre Dame, which was the leader at one point, will get an official visit along with Michigan, Miami, Ohio State, and Georgia.
The Irish aren’t the heavy favorite they once were, but the On3 prediction machine still has the Irish in second position, and with another visit, a commitment is still possible.