Notre Dame Fighting Irish sports had a brutal weekend as the football team lost some players, and the basketball team got blown out at home.
The Notre Dame men’s basketball team hosted Marquette this weekend and certainly didn’t get the result they were hoping for. The team was blown out at home 79-64, and not much was going right for the Irish against the Golden Eagles. The big difference in this one was the turnover margin, as Notre Dame committed 7 more than Marquette. Nate Laszewski led the team in scoring with 20 points and was 7 of 15 from the field. The Irish will have a long break until they face the Georgia Bulldogs at home on December 18th.
In football recruiting news, the Irish lost a commitment from class of 2024 defensive line recruit Brandon Davis-Swain. Although the 247Sports composite has him ranked as the 91st-best player in the nation, 247Sports has him at 169th overall. In the end, a mutual parting occurred, and the Notre Dame football staff already has their sights elsewhere. That said, Mike Singer of On3 has logged predictions for Notre Dame to land two defensive line prospects.
Jacob Smith (Edge) and Jerod Smith (DL) are twin brothers out of Windsor, Connecticut, and could be the next Ademilola brothers at Notre Dame. According to 247Sports, they’re rated 89th and 145th, respectively, putting them up with Davis-Swain regarding caliber of prospects. While it’s unfortunate to see Brandon go, it’s better not to have a scholarship spot tied up and be able to recruit freely. Notre Dame has been burned late in the recruiting process before. Getting the de-commitment now ensures they can go after guys they see as great fits.
With transfers out and nobody brought in yet, things have been looking bleak for the Irish the past week or two. Getting some solid transfers and good news on the recruiting trail can turn that around quickly. Freeman and staff are putting in the work, have faith things will work out.