Notre Dame football QB target commits to old Irish rival

Brady Hart was once considered to be a sure fire commit for Notre Dame football but now he's committed to an old rival.

The gunslinger who was once thought to be a near mortal lock to end up with the Notre Dame football team, has instead decided to go to one its most bitter historical rivals. One has to wonder if that played any part in Brady Hart's eventual decision.

Hart announced his commitment on Tuesday afternoon while there had been some belief he'd join the Clemson Tigers, it turns out the Cocoa, Florida 4-star prospect is Ann Arbor bound. Hart is officially a member of the Michigan Wolverines' 2025 class.

Notre Dame football fans can take solace in the fact that the Irish did not really lose out on Hart, even if they might have been willing to take him in the 2025 class if he'd been willing. It's long been thought that Marcus Freeman and company were willing to take the first quarterback between Hart and Noah Grubbs to pull the trigger.

Notre Dame football sees QB target commit to longtime rival

Grubbs won that race.

Now Michigan has won itself one of the best quarterbacks in the 2025 class.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pounder chose to play his college ball for the Wolverines over Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, and many others. Hart paid a visit to just about every school in his top finalists group. He did his due diligence before finding a home.

In fact, Hart was thought to be willing to go all the way into his senior season at Cocoa without making a choice. It appears things changed once he saw what the Wolverines had to offer.

The Michigan Wolverines aren't on the Irish' schedule for the near future, so it doesn't appear that Grubbs and Hart could do battle in the regular season. There is however, a chance that both teams will be regulars in the new 12-team playoffs.

It's a matchup worth keeping an eye on for the Notre Dame football team's fans.