Notre Dame football: Bringing in a QB related to Paul “Bear” Bryant?

Notre Dame football recruited Paul Tyson, great-grandson of “Bear” Bryant, out of high school and, given his transfer portal status, they have another shot.

According to Steve Wiltfong, the Director of Recruiting at 247Sports, Notre Dame football is on a shortlist of options for Alabama quarterback transfer Paul Tyson. At least to start, it’ll be Notre Dame and a few Pac-12 schools in the mix.

A 4-star quarterback from Trussville, Alabama, Paul Tyson was rated the 321st prospect overall. He has excellent size at 6’5″, and during his senior year of high school, he passed for 3,188 yards and 33 touchdowns.

After looking at some of his tape and highlights, I noticed a few things. While I don’t claim to be a scout by any stretch of the imagination, he reminded me a lot of Jack Coan. There’s some recency bias here, but he commands the pocket well and throws an accurate ball. The one thing missing from his game is moving from the pocket effectively.

How could Notre Dame football pass on “Bear” Bryant’s grandson as a program looking to keep positive momentum?

He certainly wouldn’t be guaranteed the starting job as he hasn’t done enough in college to make that sort of claim. Though, he would be offered to compete and make a run for the starting position. While all signs point to Tyler Buchner, he has quite a bit to prove.

All other things equal, Tyler Buchner has the highest ceiling of the group.

Should it not work with Buchner, the options are Drew Pyne and true freshman Steve Angeli, both of whom I like a lot, to be fair. Having a genuine third option in that mix wouldn’t hurt anyone and only help the Irish push for contention. Tyson could give any of these three a run for their money should he come to Notre Dame and impress the coaches. I do think the job is Buchner’s to lose, as they say.

What Notre Dame will do, and if they’re even truly in the mix, remains to be seen. However, it’s undoubtedly an avenue worth exploring for offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.