Notre Dame holds strong with Deuce Knight despite strengthening pursuit

Notre Dame football holds strong in the pursuit of star quarterback Deuce Knight, despite competition from Ole Miss, Alabama, and Colorado.
Notre Dame football commit Deuce Knight (2) throws against IMG at Lipscomb's Reese Smith Football Field.
Notre Dame football commit Deuce Knight (2) throws against IMG at Lipscomb's Reese Smith Football Field. / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA

For the Notre Dame football team, there will always be some anxiety over Deuce Knight, right up until the moment he signs his National Letter of Intent. However, a new update about the star quarterback seems to indicate that the Irish are still holding strong, even as the pursuit for Knight heats up.

Deuce Knight, currently attending the Elite 3 Series in Nashville, Tennessee, took a break from his preparations to share some insights with On3’s Chad Simmons. In an exclusive interview, the conversation naturally gravitated toward the schools vying for the dual-threat quarterback and Notre Dame's standing among them.

Notre Dame football still has Ole Miss to worry about, despite its strong position

“He says Ole Miss is the biggest comp for the Fighting Irish,” Simmons reported. “He goes to ND after the Elite Series and then his OV on June 14. ‘Bama and Ole Miss are in regular contact. Talking to Colorado some too, but he went on record that Ole Miss is the school behind ND, but he is still strong with the Irish”

That the Rebels are continuing to pursue Knight is hardly a surprise. They emerged as one of the leading candidates should he decide that the Notre Dame football program isn’t the place for him. However, he’s always contended that while he’s talking to other schools, he’s not wavering one bit in his commitment.

Those who have talked to Deuce Knight believe him.

However, things are going to be a bit nerve wracking right up until December’s signing day. That’s especially going to be the case when the regular season kicks off and teams like Colorado and Ole Miss can show just how Knight would fit into their programs.

On the other hand, Knight spent last week working out with several current Notre Dame football players, so it looks like he’s already a part of the Fighting Irish program.