It has been a terrible start to the season for Notre Dame football, but a top recruit is not ready to give up on this team, or the program.
Through the first two weeks of the college football season, the Notre Dame football team has looked downright bad at times. Sure, they hung in there with Ohio State, a team many feels could be a national title contender, but this past weekend was one of the worst losses in recent memory.
Going into the game as 20.5-point favorites, the Notre Dame football team lost to the Marshall Thundering Herd, a team that had no business beating them. Playing at home in new head coach Marcus Freeman’s home debut, you would have thought the Irish would roll, but it was clear very early on that was not going to be the case.
What ensued was a loss that definitely knocked the Irish out of College Football Playoff contention for the season, and also knocked them out of the top 25 for the first time in five years. The 2022 season was not supposed to be a rebuild for Freeman, especially with NFL talent returning for another go-around, but the start has been the worst-case scenario through two weeks.
Despite all of that, one top recruit is not giving up on Freeman, or the Irish.
Notre Dame football top recruit stands by the Irish
Indiana linebacker Drayk Bowen is a top-100 player in the country and has been committed to the Irish for quite some time. He is a part of the 2023 class that Marcus Freeman and his staff have put together, a class that currently is ranked No. 3 in the country per 247Sports.com.
You would think the start would have a negative effect on the current commits, but it looks to be the opposite. On Sunday, Bowen had this to say:
This is an incredible vote of confidence from a player that Freeman and his staff are going to build the defense around once he gets to campus. There is no reason by a tough start by Freeman should do anything to the Irish in terms of recruiting, because the truth is, Freeman is going to turn this thing around his way.
The Notre Dame football team took on Marshall in Week 2 at home, and here are some things we learned from the 26-21 loss.
There is a lot of football left in the 2022 season, and while the final record may not be what any of us had hoped for, the future is still bright in South Bend.