Notre Dame Fighting Irish news: 5-star Justin Scott postpones commitment

With the Notre Dame football team looking to land its first 5-star on defense since Jaylen Sneed, Justin Scott moves back his commitment date. Though you must respect the young man for wanting to make sure he makes the right decision, the Irish take a bit of a hit on this one.

While I’ve said all along, I’d rather Scott be sure of his decision than rush it, him holding to his commitment date of January 31st would’ve been the best case for the Irish. Scott will likely take more visits with him pushing back his commitment date, which hasn’t yet been decided. He’s still planning on visiting Notre Dame this weekend, but as we’ve seen, things can change quickly. Again, good on him for wanting to make sure he makes the right decision the first time.

Notre Dame still has the upper hand in this recruitment, given the relationship, the current commits currently recruiting him, and the proximity to Scott’s hometown. All things are still in favor of the Notre Dame football program. That said, a lot can change between now and the class of 2024’s national signing day. But, for now, the Irish seem to be in a great position.

The Notre Dame men’s basketball team lost again in conference play, this time to NC State by a score of 85-82. The team drops to 9-12 on the season though JJ Starling and Cormac Ryan did their best to keep the team in this one. The pair scored 18 and 19 on 13 of 22 shooting. The only other ACC team more down bad than Notre Dame right now might be Louisville, who they’ll face this Saturday at 12 Eastern on ESPN2.

Our Notre Dame women’s basketball team will compete in a top-25 matchup tomorrow as they play host to 24th-ranked Florida State. It’ll be the first game for the Irish since losing Dara Mabrey to a season-ending ACL injury. However, they’ll have a relatively quick turnaround and another top-25 contest against NC State on Sunday.

We’ll see how the team responds to losing one of their leaders for the season. Expect the squad to come out with a chip on their shoulder.