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BREAKING | 2024 QB CJ Carr Commits To Notre Dame

June 9, 2022

It’s safe to say the Notre Dame coaches were excited when CJ Carr‍ informed them he was ready to commit following Sunday’s Irish Invasion camp.

“They were ecstatic,” the five-star 2024 quarterback told Irish Sports Daily.

“They pulled the fire alarm inside of the building and they called it the ‘Carr Alarm,’ so that was a really special moment.”

Carr just announced his decision publicly, choosing Notre Dame over offers from schools like Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia, LSU and Wisconsin.

“I'm excited to have this whole process over and I'm just excited to start my next chapter and start recruiting for my next class,” Carr told Irish Sports Daily earlier in the week.

Irish quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and head coach Marcus Freeman played major roles in the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder’s decision.

“I really love what Coach Rees is doing with the quarterbacks there and also what Coach Freeman is doing with the whole program,” Carr said. “Those are probably the two most positive reasons.”

Carr is the grandson of longtime Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr and the son of former Michigan quarterback Jason Carr, but those connections weren’t really factors in his ultimate decision.

“They just wanted me to go where I felt the most comfortable,” Carr said of his father and grandfather. “I never really wanted to go to school inside of Michigan.

“I kind of wanted to leave my hometown and blaze my own path. I think Notre Dame's the perfect place to do that.”

Carr got a good peek at what that will be like when he participated in Notre Dame’s showcase camp of the summer on Sunday.

“That was a great camp,” he said. “I really wanted to get in front of some of the top kids in the country and really start that relationship with them and that camp was the place to do it. I also learned how Coach Rees runs his drills and that was also positive.

“It's a complex offense that he is running, so I'm excited to get in there and learn the offense and get around the players and the staff and win a national championship.”

Carr understands he’ll need talented players to join him in the Class of 2024 to accomplish that goal, which is one reason he wanted to make his decision relatively quick.

“That was something that I really emphasized in this process,” he said. “I really want to start a class. I just think that this is the place to do it.”

He doesn’t have an official list of top targets just yet.

“I'm waiting for Notre Dame to give me the list and then we'll get to work,” he said.

As for the idea of potentially reclassifying and becoming a member of the 2023 recruiting class, Carr said that will not be happening.

“No. I'm going to stay in the 2024 class.”

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