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Notre Dame Football: Offensive lineman John Olmstead enters the transfer portal

A little fall camp attrition

John Olmstead
Twitter @JOHNNYO_72

On Wednesday John Olmstead, a sophomore offensive lineman for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, put his name in the transfer portal. He announced it via Twitter with a brief statement:

“Due to personal reasons that I would prefer to keep private, I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal. I would like to thank Coach Kelly and Notre Dame for the opportunity to pursue my degree and play college football at the highest level.”

John was a member of the 2019 recruiting class for the Irish and he is the first one to walk away from Notre Dame as a transfer.

Notre Dame is still very deep along the offensive line after a lot of solid years recruiting the position group. Should there still be a full 2020 season, however, that depth may be put to the test with all of the COVID-19 protocols. There’s nothing over the last year to suggest that Olmstead was getting in the mix at guard — although that’s not saying a lot given his youth.

The 2020 scholarship is now updated to include Colin Grunhard at guard with a scholarship which keeps the Irish at 85.

2020 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Quarterback Drew Pyne Brendon Clark* - - Ian Book
Running Back Chris Tyree Kyren Williams* Jahmir Smith*, C'Bo Flemister* Jafar Armstrong*, Avery Davis* -
Tight End Michael Mayer, Kevin Bauman - George Takacs*, Tommy Tremble* Brock Wright -
Wide Receiver Jordan Johnson, Jay Brunelle, Xavier Watts Kendall Abdur-Rahman* Micah Jones*, Kevin Austin*, Braden Lenzy*, Lawrence Keys III*, Joe Wilkins* Javon McKinley, Bennett Skowronek
Center - Zeke Correll* Jarrett Patterson* - -
Guard - Hunter Spears* John Dirksen* Dillan Gibbons*, Aaron Banks* Tommy Kraemer, Colin Grunhard
Tackle Tosh Baker, Michael Carmody Andrew Kristofic*, Quinn Carroll* - Robert Hainsey, Josh Lugg* Liam Eichenberg
Defensive Tackle Aidan Keanaaina, Rylie Mills Howard Cross*, Jacob Lacey Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin* Kurt Hinish, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa -
Defensive End Alexander Ehrensberger, Jordan Botelho NaNa Osafo-Mensah*, Isaiah Foskey* Justin Ademilola*, Ovie Oghoufo* Kofi Wardlow* Ade Ogundeji, Daelin Hayes
Linebacker - Jack Kiser*, Osita Ekwonu*, Marist Liufau*, JD Bertrand* Bo Bauer, Jack Lamb*, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah* -
Safety - Litchfield Ajavon*, Kyle Hamilton D.J. Brown*, Houston Griffith Isaiah Pryor* -
Cornerback Clarance Lewis, Caleb Offord, Ramon Henderson K.J. Wallace*, Isaiah Rutherford*, Cam Hart*, TaRiq Bracy - Shaun Crawford**, Nick McCloud
Specialists Alex Peitsch (LS) Jay Bramblett - Jonathan Doerer -
Totals 17/85 (17) 38/85 (21) 60/85 (22) 75/85 (15) 85/85 (10)
*Eligible For 5th Year **Eligible For 6th Year

John can still pull his name from the transfer portal, but will most likely move on from Notre Dame. We wish him all the best and good luck for his future.