I am beyond blessed to announce that I am committing as a OL PWO to the University of Notre Dame!☘️Thank you to everyone who has helped and support me on this journey. #FightingIrish19 #Rush4Gold @aarynkearney @NDFootball @CoachJeffQuinn @dpeloqu1 @CoachMaimaron @DuxburyFootball pic.twitter.com/O7dgV5tGTD— Quinn Murphy (@murphy_quinn53) December 22, 2018
Murphy, a 6’6” 310 pound offensive tackle from the rebellious state of Massachusetts, had been committed to the Princeton Tigers since August. Most of his offers were from the Ivy League — so he’s probably a smart guy.
While this commitment won’t break the bank in terms of star rating, Notre Dame’s preferred walk-on program is becoming increasingly important to the football team. Notre Dame is at a disadvantage compared to large state universities when it comes to getting a large quantity of quality walk-ons to help the team (particularly on scout teams). You just don’t see 6’6” 300 lb. guys walking around campus only playing rec sports.
Maybe offensive line coach Jeff Quinn just likes the name, “Quinn.” I mean... how Irish do we need to be with Quinn Carroll and Quinn Murphy on a line with Jeff Quinn barking orders? MOTHER OF GOD!
A GOOD BUNCH
I don’t have a real accurate count of the preferred walk-ons for the 2019 class, but the ones I do have written down are very high quality players and additions to the team. The other two, besides Murphy, are 4 Star LB J.D, Bertrand and 3 Star K Harrison Leonard.
A 4 star, a 3 star, and a mammoth body... sounds like Notre Dame is doing a great job selling the University to quality student athletes.
We will provide an accurate list of all the preferred walk-ons for the 2019 Notre Dame recruiting class during the February signing period.