Thursday, February 21, 2013
Notre Dame might not take a QB in '14
By Brent Sobleski
Notre Dame is relatively set and rather young at the quarterback position with Everett Golson entrenched as the team's starter, highly touted 2012 recruit Gunner Kiel as one of the team's primary backups and freshman Malik Zaire already on campus. All three are underclassmen. There may be no need for Notre Dame to sign a quarterback during the current recruiting cycle.
"I don't think they're going to take a quarterback to just take a quarterback," 247Sports.com's Steve Wiltfong told Bob Wieneke of the South Bend Tribune. "It's going to be a guy that either can get the job done at a high level and come in and compete with Everett and Malik and Gunner, or they're just not going to take a guy."
Notre Dame has the luxury of being selective at the position. The Fighting Irish can then concentrate on specific talents the staff believes would be a good fit for the program.
The team has only offered one quarterback to date. Brandon Dawkins (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) is the team's top target. There may be one or two more sign callers that receive offers along the way, but Notre Dame can be meticulous in its search for the team's next quarterback.