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Notre Dame RB Logan Diggs To Enter the Transfer Portal

April 27, 2023
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Notre Dame running back Logan Diggs is now the fifth member of the 2021 recruiting class to enter the Transfer Portal in the last two weeks as he joins quarterback Tyler Buchner, linebacker Prince Kollie, athlete Lorenzo Styles and offensive lineman Caleb Johnson. 

Diggs announced his intentions on Thursday evening. 

Diggs is fresh off a sophomore season where he tallied 822 rushing yards and four touchdowns while averaging 5.0 yards per carry. In his two seasons at Notre Dame, Diggs has amassed 1,052 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns. 

The 6-foot, 214-pounder ran 13 times for 89 yards and caught two passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns in his last game for the Irish in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against South Carolina. 

Diggs, a Louisiana native, ran for a career-high 130 yards on 28 carries against UNLV in 2022, but his best game might have been against Clemson as he carried the rock 17 times for 114 yards in the 35-14 win. 

Notre Dame’s running back room will take a hit as it’s not easy to replace someone who rushed for 800 yards, but it’s also not without talent. Junior Audric Estime ran for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns a year ago and then redshirt freshman Jadarian Price will return at some point this summer from his Achilles injury. Redshirt freshman Gi’Bran Payne was the workhorse during the spring as Diggs missed most of Notre Dame’s practices with a minor injury. Notre Dame will also welcome in four-star signee Jeremiyah Love in the summer. 

Earlier in April, Diggs spoke about the benefits of sharing carries with Estime, but also how both pushed each other to be better players. 

“When one of us is not needed, we both understand that,” said Diggs. “It’s not personal. It’s going to be a long season. It’s going to be a real long season, so, I mean, we love having each other, pushing each other to compete to be better. Having that running back room and that depth, yeah it was good, but at the same time life’s all about challenges. It’s one step harder, but we’re all one step closer to where we want to go. It’s never going to be easy.

“If that’s a challenge that presented to myself, and that we need to take us to the next level, then we’re going to embrace it.”

Diggs and Estime were set to make Notre Dame history as the Irish program had never returned two 800-yard backs. 

Out of high school, Diggs chose the Irish despite a late push from LSU to get him to stay home. 

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