The Notre Dame football team struck gold by landing Brandon Joseph via the transfer portal, and he should have an outstanding season in South Bend.
The 2022 college football season is right on the horizon, and for the Notre Dame football program, hope springs eternal. This is a team that is built to make another legitimate run at the College Football Playoff, despite losing some key players from last year’s team.
One of those key players was Kyle Hamilton, the dynamic safety who became Notre Dame football’s first player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2019. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens at No. 14 overall, and you would think his shoes would be very hard to fill in 2022.
Luckily for first-year head coach Marcus Freeman, those shoes will be filled by another All-American, as the Irish got Brandon Joseph from Northwestern via the transfer portal. He is a proven player at the collegiate level, and one of the best safeties in the country, so you can expect a big year from him in South Bend.
Recently, Brad Crawford from 247Sports.com put together a list of the top transfer for the upcoming season, and Joseph was listed at No. 17 overall. Crawford spoke to Joseph being exactly what the Irish needed after Hamilton’s departure, and he is correct.
Notre Dame football loaded on defense in 2022
The Notre Dame football team is going to have a big season in 2022, and if that is to happen, they are going to need strong play from their defense. The Irish get it going right out of the gate in 2022, as they take on one of the better offenses in the country in the Ohio State Buckeyes, so we will get to see Joseph and the rest of the defense tested in Week 1.
When all is said and done, this should be one of the top-10 defenses in the country.
The Notre Dame football team continues to land elite talent in their 2023 recruiting class, this time bringing in Kansas RB Dylan Edwards.
Joseph proved during his time in the Big Ten that he can make big-time plays in a big-time conference, and the expectation is that with the Irish, he is going to be the leader of the secondary, and possibly earn another All-American nod.