Former Notre Dame football offensive lineman Zeke Correll has found his new school after moving on from South Bend earlier this month.
Correll, a former 3-star prospect when he signed with the Fighting Irish, is headed to the ACC and North Carolina State. The offensive lineman, who missed some time this year due to a concussion, announced his decision on X.
Correll didn’t make a particularly long announcement, simply saying he was “all in” and then “let’s got to work. The decision comes just a few days after Correll was said to be visiting the Wolfpack.
The get for North Carolina State is a big one. Correll was one of the best interior offensive linemen in the transfer portal this season.
This past season, Correll garnered a 78 grade on pass blocking, though he did struggle mightily when it came to run blocking with just a 57.4 grade. That meant that he ended up with a total grade of 60 on PFF.
Despite the relative struggles, it’s no secret that Notre Dame football would have welcomed him back had he decided to stay in South Bend. At the same time, it seems that was highly unlikely mainly because he had some clashes with Fighting Irish staff members of the treatment of his concussion issues.
Notre Dame football offensive line shuffle continues
Correll officially going to North Carolina State means that the Irish have now lost three offensive linemen, two who saw significant action in 2023. Earlier this week, Joey Fanona announced he was headed to Purdue.
Meanwhile, Blake Fisher announced he was forgoing the rest of his college eligibility and heading to the NFL Draft.
Of the three, Fanona was the lightest hit as he had previously retired from football after a car accident gave him a severe concussion he was having problems recovering from. He’s now been cleared to play again.
So far, Notre Dame football has not reeled in any offensive linemen from the transfer portal. Perhaps they’re looking to rebuild from within. Or maybe those transfer moves are coming soon.