On a night that included a stunning loss to Stanford, Notre Dame football was able to get a commitment from a top 2023 running back in Jeremiyah Love.
Notre Dame football started Saturday off with a bang with 2023 running back out of Missouri Jeremiyah Love committing to the Irish while on campus to watch them take on Stanford. Love has been a major priority for the staff since he was offered back in February.
He took his official visit back in June and after taking it all in had the Irish at the top for quite some time. He wanted to make sure his decision was a one-time thing so he wanted to take multiple visits to other schools, but after getting back to campus in September, and again making it back this Saturday, it was all but wrapped up for Notre Dame football.
The combo of football and academics is what he wanted first and foremost, and Notre Dame was the place that was truly offering that above all. At the moment, Love holds 34 offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Alabama, Michigan, and Oregon among many other top programs in the country.
What will Love bring to the Notre Dame football program?
The 6’0 190-pound running back is a do-it-all player. He’s going to bring so much versatility, and that “it factor” as a football player. He’s a very quick, instinctual, savvy player and has the size combo you look for.
Love is someone that could be a lead running back but also line up in the slot and really open up the playbook for the offense. The biggest thing for running backs moving up to the next level is usually blocking ability, but with someone as well-rounded as Love, it would be hard to imagine he won’t see the field early and often.
The instincts are what really stand out here and he has that change of gear that you really don’t see with someone as put together as he is this early in his career. Love can absolutely be a game-changing player for Notre Dame football, and that’s exactly what the staff and team need to take that next step.
With Jeremiyah Love committing to the Irish, the 2023 class now holds 23 pledges with 12 on defense and now 11 on the offensive side. Love will be joining Jayden Limar and Dylan Edwards in the running back room to round out the three-headed trio they were hoping for.
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Those three could be absolutely electric for the offense in South Bend. What a job by running back coach Deland McCullough to get these guys locked in. At the moment, Notre Dame holds the No. 3 recruiting class in the country and has put together one of its best-recruiting classes ever in Marcus Freeman’s first year as head coach.