Revamping the defense: Notre Dame football pursues another transfer cornerback


If there is a position on defense where the Notre Dame football team is a little thin these days, it's at corner. But the Fighting Irish coaches are looking to rectify that situation. Marcus Freeman and company just had a transfer portal cornerback enter the fray. At the very least, they can fill the one hole that earlier popped up shortly after the Blue-Gold game.

West Virginia corner Montre Miller entered the transfer portal on the last day he was able to do so. Not long after, Notre Dame football made it clear that they were interested in his services. The good news here is that while there is a deadline to enter the portal, players can take as long as they want to pick their new school.

Notre Dame pursues transfer cornerback Montre Miller to strengthen defense

This extended recruitment period presents a unique opportunity for the Fighting Irish. It allows them to thoroughly evaluate and potentially court a player they may not be familiar with. Moreover, they have ample time to showcase the charm of South Bend to a player who may not have much knowledge about the city.

At the moment, the Notre Dame football team is easily the best school giving Miller and official offer. It's early, but he's reportedly received offers form UAB and Jacksonville State as well.

The obvious assumption here is that those smaller schools could be offering the former Mountaineer a better chance to start. It would seem likely that the Fighting Irish are more looking for secondary depth.

The Fighting Irish were or are (it's hard to tell right at this moment) in the mix with another transfer defensive back in Tre'Shon Devones. The Rice corner said in his trip to South Bend that the Notre Dame football coaches weren't promising a starting job. 

It seems likely that Montre Miller got the same treatment when he got his official offer. It's now all about getting him to town for a visit.