The Notre Dame Fighting Irish filled a huge hole in its roster when 3 Star Running Back C'Bo Flemister committed and signed his letter of intent to play for the Domers.
It's been a wild ride for both Flemister and the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame seemingly didn't need but one running back in this class, and even then, it wasn't a huge need. Once Markese Stepp committed to the Irish, things went dark and quiet. That all changed, of course, when Stepp had to decommit from the Irish in the fall because of some academic issues. At that time, running back STILL was not a huge need, and there wasn't much noise being made on that front.
Notre Dame signed Jahmir Smith, and that was supposed to be the end of it.
Josh Adams goes ahead and has a monster season, and combined with a recurring injuries, pretty much helped him decide to enter the NFL Draft. Then Notre Dame dismisses both Deon McIntosh and C.J. Holmes from the football team, and now there is a huge problem.
Instantly Autry Denson targets Flemister and focusses solely on him to join the Irish.
Flemister was once committed to the Georgia Southern Eagles, and then changed his mind and committed to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Once the Irish got involved, things obviously changed in a hurry and they changed drastically.
An awesome and yet weird thing about the Flemister recruitment is that other than Notre Dame and the Tennessee Volunteers, his offers were coming from triple-option programs such as the Navy Midshipmen and Air Force Falcons.
Right now the only returning running backs for the Irish in 2018 is Dexter Williams and Tony Jones Jr. with Jahmir Smith already enrolled. To say that Flemister will see some quality minutes this season at running back is more fact than fiction. It's going to happen.