Notre Dame football QB commit honored as state's top high school star

Notre Dame QB commit earns top spot in Central Florida, recognized by Orlando Sentinel. Noah Grubbs poised for a record-breaking final season.

Before Noah Grubbs comes to South Bend to play for Notre Dame football, he’s got some unfinished business in Florida. One local paper once again underlined the fact that he’s got one more year in high school and it expects the gunslinger to have his best season yet.

Grubbs took to social media to showcase the recent accolade he received as he approaches the season that will close out his high school career. That accolade again showed why the Fighting Irish are so happy to have the Florida quarterback in the fold.

The Notre Dame football quarterback commit was named the Orlando Sentinel’s top player in the 2026 Super60. Grubbs posted several clips from the paper’s article with the caption, “Blessed and Honored to be the #1 Player Ranked in Central Florida.”

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Among the clips Grubbs posted was an explanation as to why the Orlando Sentinel has him right at the top of the list of players in the 2026 class.

“Grubbs, a prolific passer who will likely shatter every record in his path before he is finished at Lake Mary.”

The paper also pointed out that the gunslinger had 3,670 yards passing with 49 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions in just his sophomore season. Those numbers certainly seem to indicate why they think he’s going to break the records quite easily.

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It’s also worth pointing out that some people got a bit nervous about the Fighting Irish taking Grubbs after fellow quarterback target Brady Hart committed to Michigan. However, while Hart is right up there on the list as well, he’s slated behind Grubbs at number two.

What is clear is that whichever of the young men had committed to the Notre Dame football program, it would have been a hell of a get. Grubbs is just a bit better.