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BREAKING | 2023 OL Chris Terek Commits To Notre Dame

November 27, 2022

A week after landing a major piece to its 2023 recruiting puzzle, Notre Dame has secured another.

On Sunday night, Chris Terek flipped his commitment from Wisconsin to Notre Dame, giving the Irish their fifth offensive line pledge in the group.

The Illinois offensive lineman committed to the Badgers over the summer. Several schools reached out to Terek in the aftermath of Paul Chryst’s firing, but he rebuffed all excited Notre Dame.

He’d always had interest in the Irish, but they never turned up the heat on the 6-foot-6, 295-pounder until Elijah Paige‍ decommitted for USC.

Notre Dame invited him to visit for the Stanford game in October and left with a scholarship offer.

“It is a big deal for me,” Terek told ISD earlier. “It's an honor to get an offer from a school like Notre Dame. I was super excited. I enjoyed my visit there.

“Everything was super cool; the atmosphere there, a lot of tradition and the campus was awesome.”

Terek, who also had offers from schools like Michigan, Iowa, Vanderbilt, Boston College and Duke among many others, was the only lineman the Irish pursued over the past couple months.

He was legitimately torn for the past several weeks, but on the same day news broke that Wisconsin plans to hire Luke Fickell as its new head coach, Terek made the switch.

He gives the Irish 25 current commits in the Class of 2023 and completes the offensive line haul, joining Charles Jagusah‍, Sam Pendleton‍, Sullivan Absher‍ and Joe Otting‍.

Notre Dame isn’t quite finished with its 2023 recruiting class.

The Irish remain in great shape with Virginia athlete Brandyn Hillman‍ and Texas receiver Kaleb Smith‍, who are both expected to announce their decisions within the next couple weeks.

They’re also in pursuit of Georgia receiver Khalil Barnes‍ Khalil Barnes and it wouldn’t be a shock to see some late names added down the stretch.

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