Dozens of Notre Dame football players start signing up to be 'in the game'

EA Sports College Football 25 is officially beginning to enroll Notre Dame football players, as well as thousands of other college football stars.
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One of the most beloved taglines of EA Sports games is that “if it’s in the game, it’s in the game.” And starting Thursday morning, Notre Dame football players could ensure they are in the game. However, there are a few catches to getting a player’s name, image, and likeness into EA Sports College Football 25.

Right at the top of the list is that any Notre Dame football player who wants to take part has to sign off on the endeavor through Learfield’s COMPASS NIL app. This application should be well known to most high-level college athletes as its one used to do quite a bit of NIL business.

There is also a limit to who will be allowed to sign up. With EA offering $600 per player, as well as a copy of the game on their system of choice, there is a limit to the amount of money they’re looking to spend. It turns out the limit is 85 players per team.

For the most part, that will be every scholarship player on the Notre Dame football team, though there are exceptions. To make things as realistic as possible, it appears that EA understands that sometimes walk-ons are more important than guys carrying scholarships but never really get in the games.

While it’s not known just how EA will be narrowing down who will be sending the forms that need to be signed off on to get into EA Sports College Football 25, we know that all 134 FBS programs are making an appearance.

Dozens of Notre Dame football players start signing up to be in EA Sports College Football 25

Notre Dame football fans already breathed out a long sigh of relief earlier this month when it was confirmed the Fighting Irish would be in the game.

How guys like Kris Mitchell, Xavier Watts and Riley Leonard will look (and more importantly, their ratings) once it launches is still a mystery until this summer.