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Notre Dame Football: Keeping track of all of the Fighting Irish in the transfer portal

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Because it might get even crazier soon enough

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Notre Dame Spring Game Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had 13 players enter the transfer portal since August. Without looking at past numbers... that’s likely a record by quite a bit. Obviously the COVID-19 pandemic has played a large role with what’s happening at Notre Dame — as wellas around the country. The transfer portal itself has seen a record number of players come calling with the NCAA giving a free year of eligibility to 2020 players, as well as the impending rule change that will allow players to transfer one-time without the penalty of a year’s wait.

So, yeah, it might get a little chaotic.

The Irish were able, however, to pull one back out of the portal. Houston Griffith changed his mind about leaving Notre Dame after speaking with the Notre Dame coaches about his future. It was a big win for Notre Dame as they look to solidify the spot next to Kyle Hamilton in the secondary.

Most of the other 12 have already found a new home, and I like to keep track of all of that — like I suppose most of you do as well. We still have an entire spring to get through, which usually means more transfers by May, but we’ll save that speculation for at least another month.

This is the running list that goes back to August, and will be updated as needed through May.

Transfer Portal Tracker

PLAYER POSITION RECRUITING CLASS PORTAL DATE NEW SCHOOL
PLAYER POSITION RECRUITING CLASS PORTAL DATE NEW SCHOOL
John Olmstead OL 2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 8/19/20 Lafayette
Isaiah Robertson ATH 2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 8/25/20 NONE
Jordan Genmark Heath LB 2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 9/7/20 UCLA
Ja'Mion Franklin DT 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/29/20 Duke
Kofi Wardlow DE 2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11/3/20 Charlotte
Jahmir Smith RB 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2/21 Appalachian St.
Colin Grunhard OL 2017 WOPU 1/2/21 Kansas
Jafar Armstrong RB 2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2/21 Illinois
Isaiah Rutherford CB 2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/3/21 Arizona
Houston Griffith DB 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/4/2021 ND
Jack Lamb LB 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/5/2021 Colorado
Ovie Oghoufo DE 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/5/21 Texas
Micah Jones WR 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2/8/21 NONE