The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are down a player in the secondary now with the news that sophomore safety Derrik Allen will transfer to another school.
@TheSubwayDomer bruh https://t.co/79dRWBm4x7— Greg Flammang (@greg2126) August 9, 2019
Allen was a 4-Star player when he came out of high school in Georgia, and many were excited about the possibilities he brought with him to the secondary. As a freshman in 2018, Allen’s larger size forced the question if he would ever play safety for Notre Dame — or would he become a linebacker?
Allen was right in the thick of it this spring, and he had a nice Blue-Gold Spring game for the Irish. While someone will quickly point out that 5-Star freshman Kyle Hamilton is balling out, and swallowing up reps — there is always a need for two safeties on the field. He had been one of those guys that many people kept asking about a possible transfer — and here we are.
Notre Dame’s thin lineup at safety is paper thin now. Perhaps this may see a more determined move for someone like Houston Griffith to play safety full-time moving forward, because after this year, both Jalen Elliott and Alohi Gilman will be gone.
There is no word yet as to where Allen will transfer to, but as a Georgia native, he had plenty of offers down south that would gladly take his talents.
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)|