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2026 QB Noah Grubbs Talks Notre Dame, Future Visits & More

February 14, 2024
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As he continues to pile up scholarship offers from top programs across the country, Noah Grubbs‍ is finding a way to take it all in stride.

“My recruiting's going good,” the 2026 Florida quarterback says. “Getting heavily recruited by teams around the nation and just trying to soak it all in right now as a sophomore and looking forward to making a decision right after next season.”

Grubbs has offers from schools like Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, Texas A&M, Michigan, Penn State, Ole Miss, Duke, Auburn, Nebraska, North Carolina, Colorado and Oklahoma among many others.

At this point, the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from Lake Mary High School is focused on establishing relationships with coaches.

“It feels great to be wanted by other universities around the nation and to be able to build relationships with all different coaches and to see the way they all coach differently, how they communicate differently and things like that,” he says.

His main point of contact at Notre Dame has been quarterbacks coach Gino Guidugli, although he’s had a brief conversation with new offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock as well.

“Coach G is a very genuine guy,” says Grubbs. “He is a guy, not only can you talk to him about football, but you could talk to him about anything, like your personal life, anything. To be able to have a coach like that from the University of Notre Dame, that's big.

“He thinks I could fit in at Notre Dame very well. He likes the way that I read defenses. He likes how I'm a pro-style quarterback. He likes everything about me and I can tell the relationship between us can go far.”

Grubbs visited South Bend for a camp and a game last year and expects to return in the coming months.

“I plan to be back there for spring,” he says. “I don't know the schedule yet, but I plan to be back there for spring for sure.

“They've already shown me as much as I could see, basically. I've been there a couple of times, so I've seen a lot. They've shown me around campus, around facilities and things like that. So really just to build a better connection with Coach G, with the OC, with Coach (Marcus) Freeman and things like that.”

In addition to Notre Dame, Grubbs is hoping to make stops at Michigan, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Central Florida and others this spring. Then, he’ll start to focus on a smaller number of schools, where he’ll likely take gameday visits in the fall. 

He plans to make his final decision shortly after his junior season and has a good idea of what factors will be most important when he does.

“Really, it's the relationship I have with their coach, but obviously nowadays you can't really just commit to a coach because the coaching changes everywhere, so it's like QBs sent to the NFL, how they develop their QB room, how do they coach. NIL is not a really big part of my recruiting, but it's really the QBs they sent to the NFL, how they develop and how they coach their room.”

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