Notre Dame football beats out P5 powerhouses for OL commit

When the Notre Dame football team secured the commitment of Will Black, they got it over some big powerhouse schools.

Aug 26, 2023; Dublin, IRL; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman watches in the second
Aug 26, 2023; Dublin, IRL; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman watches in the second / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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The Notre Dame football team is red hot on the recruiting trial, even if they've already filled their 2024 class. Having moved on to stockpiling the best talent in the country for the 2025 class, the Fighting Irish secured the commitment of offensive line prospect Will Black.

Black announced his commitment on Friday evening and is now the monster offensive lineman is the 11th commit in a Notre Dame recruiting class that is ranked as the top class in the country according to multiple websites.

In a story of the rich getting richer, the Irish managed to beat out some of the best teams in the country in order to land Black. Those same teams weren't able to get this offensive line commit in a show that Marcus Freeman's recruiting mojo is only getting stronger.

The 6-7, 295-pound offensive tackle first made a strong impression this summer when he was a standout at the team's lineman camp. That prompted the Notre Dame coaching staff to immediately offer him a scholarship. Over the next few months, the Irish battled with programs like Alabama, Michigan and other P5 schools.

There are other schools that have offered Will Black and it seems like that Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee, Miami, Texas A&M, Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina, Stanford, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Kansas, Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse will keep coming for the 2025 prospect

Notre Dame football beats out all comers for offensive lineman commit

The Fighting Irish are going to have to find a way to keep Black in the fold. With the run they've had on the recruiting trail, that's a tall task but certainly not impossible.

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It helps that Black just saw who the Notre Dame football team was able to haul in for the 2024 class just yesterday. He also knows there are already kids like Deuce Knight on deck for next December's signing day.