NFL Hall-of-Famer discusses son's recruitment to Notre Dame football

Bryant Young talked about Notre Dame football's recruitment of his son Bryce and how things are different these days.
Bryant Young poses with his bust during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
Bryant Young poses with his bust during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame football got a very good player in 2024, signee Bryce Young. One needs to look no further than his father, NFL Hall-of-Famer Bryant Young to see what his ceiling might be with the Fighting Irish.

On Saturday, one of the newest Notre Dame signees appeared in the All-American Bowl, and during the broadcast, CBS was able to talk to Bryant about how things are different in this day and age. Among the things the elder Young talked about was how recruiting is quite a bit different these days.

Right at the top of the former Notre Dame football star’s list of things that are quite different from his day is that people get to know these prospects quite a bit better. Social media has allowed fans to interact with prospects right from their first offer.

“We certainly didn’t have all this where the recruits get all of this type of exposure through their hard work being elected to these all-star games,” the proud papa said. “You’ve got the social media aspect…that’s the biggest change from to when I was in high school.”

Notre Dame football signee’s rise through the ranks

Bryant Young also talked about how his own son went through the recruitment process. In particular, he shared how Bryce Young proved quite a few doubters wrong

There was a time when the Notre Dame football signee was ranked as the 483rd prospect in the 2024 recruiting class. By the time the Early Signing Period arrived, he was ranked as the 76th best by 247Sports.

The NFL Hall-of-Famer simply credited his son’s work ethic as the top reason why there was such movement in the rankings for him.

“Bryce worked extremely hard. I said from day one that you’re only scratching the surface. As long as you continue to work hard and do the necessary things to put yourself in a good position to compete to make the plays, good things are going to happen for you. He’s humble and he’s continued to work hard. Good things come to those who wait and those who work hard.”

One of those good things is a Top 100 defensive lineman signee for the Notre Dame football team.