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2026 RB Marquez Wimberly Enjoys Notre Dame Experience

June 16, 2024

Marquez Wimberly‍ camped at Notre Dame last week and the 2026 Pennsylvania running back seems to have made an impression.

“Everything went great,” Wimberly told Irish Sports Daily afterward. “Everything was real good. I ran real fast.

“I'm not sure what I ran. I ran two times and then all looked at it and he said I ran real good, real fast though.”

The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder spoke with both running backs coach Deland McCullough and receivers coach Mike Brown during and after the event.

“Coach McCullough said that I did pretty good,” Wimberly said. “Everything I did was fast. He gave me some pointers I need to work on to help my game improve in general overall. But he said he liked my style of play, how I moved and he's going to continue watching my film and stuff like that.

“(Coach Brown) saw me during the combine drills. He said I moved real well on the 5-10-5, I ran fast in the 40 and I jumped pretty well too.”

The Nazareth High School standout isn’t sure if Brown was evaluating him as a potential receiver, but said, “when we were running routes on air, he said I looked pretty good, so maybe.”

Wimberly has early offers from Syracuse, West Virginia, Akron, Kent State and Florida A&M.

He was impressed with his first trip to Notre Dame.

“It's such a historic place, I've never been there before,” he said. 

Once he locked in a camp to Northwestern later in the week, he made it a priority to stop in South Bend beforehand.

“I just wanted to make sure I stopped by Notre Dame to see everything,” he said. “The buildings are so nice. I love them.

“I love it all. I love it all there. It was just real nice, everyone seemed like it was a family; all the coaches and stuff were a real tight-knit group. They all knew what they were talking about, of course. They gave me a lot of information just to work on, not even as a better football player, but as a better person.”

He’s looking forward to staying in contact with the Irish.

“I just want to continue to build this relationship with them. I love Notre Dame. I think it'd be a great place to play.”

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