Notre Dame football keeps it all in the family with 1st 2026 commit

Notre Dame football is racking up as many legacy commits this week as it possibly can, and it's only Monday.
Saint Andrews Dylan Faison celebrates against West Boca Raton
Saint Andrews Dylan Faison celebrates against West Boca Raton / GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA

The Notre Dame football team is on a roll again. Anyone who thought that Marcus Freeman was losing his touch a bit recruiting wise as winter turned to spring better watch out.

In the last two days, the Fighting Irish have reeled in two commits—two wide receivers and, most interestingly, two legacy commits. On Sunday, it was Jerome Bettis Jr.; on Monday afternoon, it was Dylan Faison. 

Faison is a big get for Notre Dame football for various reasons. The least of which is that he’s the first commit from the 2026 class for Marcus Freeman and company. Faison announced he’d given his pledge one day after a big recruiting push on Pot of Gold Day.

If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because it should. The wide receiver is the younger brother of Notre Dame football and lacrosse star Jordan Faison.

Notre Dame football lands legacy recruit, making inroads with 2026 class

It just so happens that the younger Faison is also a two-sport star. He excels in both football and lacrosse as well. It appears in that regard the Fighting Irish are building quite an interesting pipeline.

Not only was Dylan Faison considered a top-notch two-sport athlete, but he’s also seen as a very good two-way football player. On offense, Faison was a big play machine for Saint Andrew's.  He hauled in 18 passes for 480 yards and 8  touchdowns in his sophomore season. That equals out to a whopping 26.7 yards per catch. He also notched 20 tackles and an interception on defense.

Faison has been a bit under the radar so far, which is hardly surprising for a 2026 class prospect who isn’t right at the top of the list. The Notre Dame football team appears to be his first official offer. That came just one day ago.

Of course, when you have a brother with the talent of Jordan, it’s not all that surprising that the coaches believe they’ve got a diamond in the rough.