Cornerback Noah Boykin is seeking a transfer and has put his name in the transfer portal. Boykin was a major National Signing Day win for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in February of 2018 and chose the Irish over the perceived favorite, the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Irish needed a handful of cornerbacks in that cycle, and signed four of them. Boykin was the seconds highest rated cornerback, but it was TaRiq Bracy that saw time as a freshman while Boykin took a planned redshirt for 2018. D.J. Brown, another cornerback in the class was moved to safety this spring. The top rated corner from the Notre Dame class, Houston Griffith, has seemingly won the boundary corner position this spring — which is the same position that Boykin plays.
BREAKING: #IrishIllustrated has learned that cornerback Noah Boykin is in the transfer portal and multiple sources have stated that he intends to transfer from #NotreDame: https://t.co/rK4Bx0xChw@247Sports pic.twitter.com/LTP8LIoFOJ— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) April 18, 2019
There is no word yet on where Boykin may be looking to transfer to, but the Washington D.C. native could try to stay on the east coast (or maybe head to the state of Florida like every other Notre Dame transfer has done recently).
Boykin’s departure drops the Notre Dame scholarship total to 84 for 2019 right now. That spot will most likely be filled by Marist Luafau or J.D. Bertrand as the former was looking at a gray shirt year, while the latter took a preferred walk-on position for 2019. The other notable member of the 2019 class without a scholarship is lacrosse-bro-named kicker Harrison Leonard.
2019 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart
|Quarterback||Brendon Clark||Phil Jurkovec*||Ian Book*|
|Running Back||Kyren Williams||Jahmir Smith*, C'Bo Flemister*||Jafar Armstrong*||Tony Jones Jr.*|
|Tight End||⭐️||George Takacs*, Tommy Tremble*||Cole Kmet, Brock Wright|
|Wide Receiver||Cam Hart, Kendall Abdur-Rahman||Micah Jones*, Kevin Austin, Braden Lenzy*, Lawrence Keys III*, Joe Wilkins Jr.*||Michael Young, Isaiah Robertson||Chase Claypool, Javon McKinley*||Chris Finke|
|Center||Zeke Correll||Jarrett Patterson*||Trevor Ruhland|
|Guard||John Olmstead||John Dirksen*||Dillan Gibbons*, Aaron Banks*||Tommy Kraemer*|
|Tackle||Andrew Kristofic, Quinn Carroll||Cole Mabry*||Robert Hainsey, Josh Lugg*||Liam Eichenberg*|
|Defensive Tackle||Jacob Lacey, Hunter Spears||Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin*||Kurt Hinish, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa*|
|Defensive End||Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Isaiah Foskey||Justin Ademilola*, Ovie Oghoufo*||Kofi Wardlow*||Ade Ogundeji*, Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara, Jamir Jones|
|Linebacker||Jack Kiser, Osi Ekwonu, Marist Luifau, JD Bertrand||Matt Bauer, Jack Lamb*, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala||Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah*||Jonathan Jones*||Asmar Bilal|
|Safety||Litchfield Ajavon, Kyle Hamilton||D.J. Brown*||Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman*|
|Cornerback||K.J. Wallace, Isaiah Rutherford||Tariq Bracy, Houston Griffith||Avery Davis*||Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn||Shaun Crawford**|
|Specialists||Jay Bramblett||John Doerer||John Shannon*|
|22/85 (22)||46/85 (24)||63/85 (17)||80/85 (17)||84/85 (4)|