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Notre Dame Targets Thoroughly Impressed With Win Over Clemson

November 9, 2020

If you win, they will come.

That’s a simple axiom many point to when it comes to college football recruiting. There’s obviously a bit more that goes into it, but there’s no doubt winning – and winning big – doesn’t hurt.

Notre Dame notched its most impressive win in decades when it knocked off #1 Clemson on Saturday and recruits across the nation took notice.

“Big W,” said Tennessee athlete Dallan Hayden‍, one of the Irish’s top targets in the Class of 2022. “That’s going to attract recruits.

“It just says they’re are going to win and compete against the best of the best.”:

2022 Iowa defensive back Xavier Nwankpa‍ had a similar takeaway.

“Clemson a top team and Notre Dame getting that win is going to help their momentum and recruiting tremendously,” he said. 

2022 Georgia running back Damari Alston‍ was impressed with the Irish’s performance.

“They came out strong,” said Alston. “They played hard all game and never let up! Loved the way the offense looked and defense. 

“They’re one of the top teams in the country for sure…if not probably the best.”

2022 New York defensive tackle Kaleb Artis‍ “loved every bit of that game” and agreed that the Irish had proved they’re among the sport’s elite.

“Of course,” he said. “I think we could see it ourselves with that style of play and the way they’ve been playing so far this season.”

2022 Kentucky offensive lineman Grant Bingham‍ called it a “very exciting win for the program” and says the Irish look “very promising.”

“Everyone dreams about playing for a national championship and it excites me that Notre Dame has the opportunity to do so this year,” he added.

On the other hand, a prospect like 2022 Wisconsin offensive lineman Carson Hinzman‍ said the win didn’t really change the way he viewed Notre Dame, but only because it wasn’t a surprise to him.

“I know that’s the expectation they hold there, so that’s what I expected,” he said.

2022 Missouri defensive end Tyson Ford‍ had a similar reaction.

“I knew Notre Dame was going to come out with the win,” said Ford. “It doesn’t change my mind about anything because I know the players are well-coached and don’t back down from anybody.

“If anything, it just validated what I already thought about Notre Dame.”

2022 Pennsylvania running back Nicholas Singleton‍ called the game “insane” while 2022 New Jersey quarterback Steve Angeli was extremely impressed with what he saw on Saturday night.

“I thought that was a great game played by ND. I really liked how Ian Book played as well as the entire offense. I really liked the culture of ND where they weren’t giving up and stayed strong and played through the entire game.”

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