When a major program loses a core assignment, Rivals.com analyzes from the local and national level to see how big of a push it is for the respective school. To measure the “sting” of each decree, we assign a score from one to 10, which is not a big deal and 10 is a catastrophic hit.
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The beginning of the story
A lot has changed for Cedric Irwin recently.
The four-star who is now playing in Miami Columbus has made his promise to the former Notre Dame position coach. Lance Taylor But now Deland McCall Running backs coach of South Bend.
A transfer to another high school, a coaching switch where he is committed and much more has now led Irwin to move away from his commitment to the Irish.
Irwin, who ran for 739 and 13 touchdowns in 11 games last season, chose Notre Dame in September and his promise lasted about eight months. When Irwin committed to Notre Dame last September, the four-star Irish pick over Stanford.
“Ever since Richard Young, a four-star runner, scheduled his official visit to Notre Dame, Irwin’s promise has been volatile. Meanwhile, the Irish have put themselves in a good position with rival 250-run back Jaden Limar and three-star Jeremiah Love. If ND hadn’t pushed hard for another running back in class, Irwin’s commitment would have done even more damage; However, the Irish feel good about their other options.
“Irwin is committed under former running back coach Lance Taylor and did not report any offers from current running back coach Dyland McCallo while Irwin was in Indiana. McCallo has done well with the other backs and NDK should be able to rebound quickly.” – Kyle Kelly, InsideNDSports.com
Sting Factor: 4
“Irwin is a very talented player who could make a huge impact at Notre Dame, especially if the coaching staff plans to take on two of these recruitment cycles. Losing him is not ideal but it seems McCulloff has his eye on the back of any other top race, this week Jaden Lima announced that Jeremiah’s gain is a very real possibility and then Richard Young, currently rocking the No. 2 race. Back to the whole class.
“The Irish have a lot of talented running backs on the roster so it is not necessary to take two in this class but two must be able to do it and it should serve Notre Dame well. – Adam Gorny, Rival National Recruiting Director
Sting factor: 6
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