Notre Dame football eyes versatile 2026 Pennsylvania prospect

Notre Dame evaluates 2026 RB prospect Marquez Wimberly, considering a position change to WR after an impressive camp performance.

During last week’s camp, the Notre Dame football team hosted a number of talented players. Right at the top of the list of most talented was running back Marquez Wimberly.

The 2026 running back prospect is a rising star in the class and has been getting more attention from more schools by the day. That’s hardly a surprise considering he’s coming from the recruiting hotbed that is Pennsylvania and Nazareth high school.

One of the most interesting tidbits to come out of the camp with the Notre Dame football team is that Wimberly might be looking at a position change, if he does land with the Fighting Irish. The 3-star prospect said he got some snaps at both running back and wide receiver during his workouts.

Notre Dame football on the radar for 2026 Pennsylvnia prospect

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound prospect spoke extensively with both running backs coach Deland McCullough and receivers coach Mike Brown during and after the event.

“Coach McCullough said that I did pretty good,” Wimberly told Irish Sports Daily. “Everything I did was fast. He gave me some pointers I need to work on to help my game improve in general overall. But he said he liked my style of play, how I moved and he's going to continue watching my film and stuff like that.

“(Coach Brown) saw me during the combine drills. He said I moved real well on the 5-10-5, I ran fast in the 40 and I jumped pretty well too.”

For now, there aren’t a ton of Power Conference teams offering Wimberly, but that could change soon. He does have offers from Old Dominion, Akron, and West Virginia. He’s hoping to get one from the Fighting Irish as well.

For now, Notre Dame football is weighing whether Marquez Wimberly warrants an offer. They shouldn’t wait long as they’ll want to get their foot in the door before he moves on.