Notre Dame Football Recruiting

BREAKING | Notre Dame Lands Graduate Transfer RB Trevor Speights

May 28, 2020
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Notre Dame continues to use the Transfer Portal to add depth to its 2020 roster as the Fighting Irish landed running back Trevor Speights from Stanford. 

The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer and will have two years left to play. 

"I am thankful for my time at Stanford and for everyone who has helped me while I was there," Speights said in a statement. "It has been an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to pursue my dreams on and off the field. I'm thankful to have had great teammates whom I have created lifelong bonds with, and I look forward to what y'all do in the future. I will miss y'all. 

"With that being said, I'm excited to announce that I will be attending The University of Notre Dame next year to continue playing football and to pursue a graduate degree! Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this difficult process. It has been a long month, but I am grateful to have the support system in place to come to a big decision like this one.”

Speights didn't see action in 2019 or as a freshman in 2016. 

As a sophomore, Speights rushed for 142 yards on 36 carries in 11 games. 

In 2018, the Texas native ran for 221 yards and one touchdown. 

When it comes down to it, the question of whether or not this makes Notre Dame better is more of a debate.

Speights starred at Memorial High School as he rushed for 9,868 yards and 120 touchdowns during his career, which is fourth-best in Texas high school football history. 

As a senior at Memorial, the former three-star recruit ran for 3,195 yards and 50 touchdowns. 

Speights majored in Science, Technology and Society (Innovation and Organization) at Stanford and was the 14th player from the Cardinal roster to enter the portal this offseason. 

With Speights' addition, Notre Dame has now added four graduate transfers to the roster for 2020. Speights will join cornerback Nick McCloud (NC State), safety Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State) and receiver Ben Skowronek (Northwestern). 

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