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2026 QB Brady Hart Excited To Visit Notre Dame

February 15, 2024

Brady Hart‍ couldn’t talk to Gino Guidugli too much when the Notre Dame quarterbacks coach made it down to Florida to check out the 2026 Florida quarterback back in December.

But after watching Hart throw, Guidugli was able to get the important message across, the 6-foot-5, 185-pounder had an offer from the Irish.

Since then, Hart and Guidugli have kept in touch.

“He's a real genuine guy,” the Cocoa High School standouts says of Guidugli. “He seemed like he knew a lot about the game and a guy I would want to play for.

“We've been in touch for sure. I've been on the phone a bunch with them these past couple weeks. It's been good.”

Hart has also had the chance to speak with new Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock.

“Really nice guy too,” says Hart. “He's a lot like Gino, real laid back and knows a lot about the game.”

In addition to Notre Dame. Hart has more than a dozen offers from other schools including Miami, North Carolina, Penn State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M among others. Still, the Irish certainly have his attention.

“Just the history of the program,” he said. “That program is legendary. It doesn't get much better in history and tradition and culture than the University of Notre Dame.

“They say they love me, my style of play and what I did this year. It's been good. They've been recruiting me hard.”

Hart is excited about continuing the process with the Irish.

“I haven't been up there for a visit yet, but I'm going to get up there in the spring,” says Hart, who is looking at potentially getting to South Bend on April 3rd. 

“I just want to see how the players interact with the coaches, how Coach Gino coaches the quarterbacks and how Coach Denbrock runs the offense, just the whole scheme of how that program works and how their practice works.”

He’s also considering trips to LSU, Penn State, Miami and Ole Miss.

He expects to to make his final decision sometime midway through his upcoming junior season and has already identified some key factors.

“I set out three things that are super big for me; tradition and culture, then it's development - the coaches and how can I get developed for the next level - and where I can go and win a national championship.”

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