The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were in desperate need of good cornerbacks in this class, and with the signing of Washington D.C. native Noah Boykin, they really helped that cause greatly.
Boykin's recruitment has been quite the up and down ride for both him and the Irish. When Boykin visited Notre dame, he basically gave the Irish a silent commitment, but needed to let the Maryland Terrapins, the school he was committed to at the time, know that he was going to decommit.
That never happened, and the Irish were put on hold. During that time, the Irish missed out on both Kyler Gordon and Julius Irvin - two cornerbacks they had felt pretty confident about. Notre Dame also put D.J. Brown on hold during this timeline, and was really playing to get the best possible recruits rather than playing it safe.
Boykin then started wavering more on any Notre Dame decision, and that was reinforced with an official visit to the Florida Gators. Many predicted Boykin to end up with the Gators, but the Irish never let up. The Virginia Cavaliers jumped into the mix as well, but in the end, Notre Dame was able to convince Boykin that Notre Dame is the right fit for him.
Notre Dame cleaned up the D.C. area as Boykin and D.J. Brown were two of the best prospects in the talent rich district.
This is the 5th cornerback that the Irish signed in the 2018 class. It's almost certain that one or two will probably move to another position at some point - but Boykin is a pure cornerback and a good one.
WELCOME TO NOTRE DAME NOAH!