Notre Dame football is searching for help in the transfer portal, and landing Braden Fiske would be a great start to that search for the defense.
Former Western Michigan defensive tackle, Braden Fiske, has chosen to enter the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. He has one more year of eligibility remaining and is looking to have a massive year for a big-time program and follow that up with a jump to the NFL. Fiske is a big 6’5”, 300-pound defensive lineman that can clog up running lanes and get pressure on the opposing quarterback. He should be a top priority for this Notre Dame football program.
A huge positive for Notre Dame in this recruitment is the proximity of Braden’s hometown Michigan City, Indiana, to South Bend. That, added to the fact that Fiske is a graduate transfer, should theoretically make this an easy recruitment for the Irish. In the NIL era, though, things aren’t as straightforward. Still, this Notre Dame football team is in a great position to be able to land the talented defensive lineman.
Last year Fiske had 59 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks to go along with 3 pass deflections and 3 forced fumbles. To say he was a force up front for the Broncos would be an understatement. For his career, Braden tallied 148 tackles and 13.5 sacks. He would be helping out a defensive front losing their best player in defensive end Isaiah Foskey, who’s turning pro. Fiske visited Notre Dame back on December 2nd and, by all reports, enjoyed his time with the coaches and team.
Notre Dame needs to bring in veteran players if they want to jump back into playoff contention next year. Landing Braden Fiske would go a long way in helping the defensive front add some size and talent. Look for coach Freeman and the staff to continue pushing hard for Fiske and other transfer portal players.