The Notre Dame Fighting Irish haven’t just sent players to the grad transfer market over the years, they have also brought in a few of their own. Right now, it looks like there could be another possibility for 2019 in wide receiver Eric Kumah.
The 6’3” 205 pounder from Woodbridge Virginia put his name into the transfer portal last week as part of yet another mass exodus for the Virginia Tech Hokies got underway.
Thank You Hokie Nation— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 23, 2019
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Kumah is looking to make a change for his senior season, and he has already set up an official visit with the Penn State Nittany Lions in April.
Virginia Tech grad transfer wide receiver Eric Kumah is schedule to officially visit Penn State on April 6. https://t.co/Lnl4PE3k4X— Black Shoe Diaries (@BSDtweet) January 29, 2019
Kumah tweeted out yesterday that he was trying to schedule an official visit with Notre Dame.
We planning an official visit right now #GoIrish☘️ https://t.co/G161mdL89F— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 29, 2019
The Irish played the Hokies last season, so if Kumah’s name is familiar to Notre Dame fans, it might be from his performance against the Irish in which he had 4 receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Eric had a good season overall in 2018 with 42 receptions for 559 and 7 TDs.
The former 3-Star prospect will have 2 years of eligibility remaining wherever he goes. He redshirted as a freshman in 2016, and played in 22 games for the Hokies over the past two seasons. Again, this would be as a graduate transfer, so he will be eligible to play right away for the 2019 season.
The Irish return every wide receiver in 2019 from last season except Miles Boykin. I’m not entirely sure there will be room for Kumah with the Irish in 2019, unless a few more moves are made. Notre Dame returns Chase Claypool and Chris Finke as starters, and veteran Michael Young as well. Notre Dame hopes Kevin Austin makes another leap as he heads into his sophomore year after seeing action in 11 games last season.