Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 OL Grant Bingham Talks Notre Dame Offer

May 21, 2020
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Grant Bingham‍ was enjoying a solid Friday of fishing.

“I had a couple of bites,” he says. “I caught a couple bass.”

Then, the 2022 Kentucky offensive lineman heard from his coach at Johnson Central High School and his day was about to get better, “a lot better.”

“My coach contacted me with a number,” Bingham explains. “It was the number to Jeff Quinn, the offensive line coach at Notre Dame.

“He said I needed to be with my mom and dad to talk, so I hurried home and called.”

When Bingham and his folks got on the phone with Quinn, he let them know the Irish were extending a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder.

“I was excited, really excited,” says Bingham. “The family was really ecstatic. Everybody was just happy. It’s a great program.”

“That’s a big-time football program. It just doesn’t get better than Notre Dame. They’re a top team every year and just a great school academically and their football program is just unreal.”

Quinn had been in contact with Bingham’s coach a little bit leading up to the offer, but it still caught Bingham by surprise.

“He said he had five aspects of the game and I fit them all,” Bingham says of Quinn. “Of course, my size, you can’t just get size from anywhere. My feet, strength, blocking of course and awareness of the game.

Quinn also said he’s excited about getting Bingham back up to South Bend.

“Last summer, I went to camp at Notre Dame and it was beautiful,” says Bingham. “I loved the campus. It was really great.”

He says he’s “definitely” going to return.

“I’m very excited to get back there,” he says. “It’s beautiful there.

“I’d like to learn more about the coaching staff of course, get to the locker room, talk to some guys, get to know the program.”

Bingham also has offers from schools like Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, West Virginia and Purdue among others.

“I have to keep working to make myself better so I can just keep on doing me and doing what’s right, my schoolwork and just make myself better,” he says.

He isn’t claiming any leaders just yet.

“Not necessarily. I’m just trying to find the best fit for me right now; a winning program, coaching staff, player development, school and just big-time football. I just want to play.”

 
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