Notre Dame football trying to flip USC cornerback commit

  • A Pot of Gold Day offer to Brandon Lockhart was especially meaningful.
  • The defensive back is currently a commit to rival USC.

Sep 13, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish wore a special helmet and uniform
Sep 13, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish wore a special helmet and uniform / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Notre Dame football team started ramping up its recruiting efforts with Pot of Gold Day, the Irish have been going after dozens of players. They’ve even landed a couple commitments since the offers started going out.

The Notre Dame football team is looking to aim high. They’re wanting to haul in as much talent as possible. In order to do that, Marcus Freeman and company are even going after prospects that are already committed to other teams. In fact, Freeman is going after at least one player that is already committed to one of the Irish’s most bitter rivals.

Brandon Lockhart is one of those who got a Pot of Gold offer, but he does stand out from the pack because he’s committed to the USC Trojans. The 2026 4-star defensive back prospect has been a commit to the Trojans since October of last year.

And yet, it appears that the Fighting Irish think that he’s gettable. The best part is that he might actually be gettable after all.

Notre Dame football could steal a prospect from USC

"I am excited that everything is lining up and I get to get out there soon,” Lockhart told Irish Breakdown. “Notre Dame is an amazing school and an awesome football program. It ranks with any top tier school if you're looking for education to accompany a great football experience. To be offered by arguably the top independent program in the nation is exciting.”

Lockhart has locked in a visit on April 13 and he’s made it clear that he’s plenty excited about seeing what Notre Dame football offers, up close and personal. 

The Georgia Bulldogs are also very much in the running. In fact, it might be a two horse race when things are said and done. First things first. The Notre Dame football team needs to get Lockhart to South Bend and go from there.