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Notre Dame Football: 2023 Scholarship Chart UPDATED

Getting these numbers right

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The transfer portal isn’t even officially open yet (that’s on December, 5) and things are already getting pretty wild all around college football — including the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Obviously the news concerning quarterback Drew Pyne and his decision to skip the bowl game and jump right into the portal is big stuff for Notre Dame fans — but the overall end result wasn’t some big surprise.

Notre Dame absolutely plans on hitting the transfer portal as hard as it can — and they told Pyne they were going to bring in a quarterback to compete. It’s my understanding that there are a handful of QB targets that Notre Dame could actively go after when the portal opens, such as:

But quarterback isn’t the only position that they are looking at. In fact, Western Michigan Broncos DT Braden Fiske is visiting Notre Dame right now. The Irish could also be in the market for EDGE players like a guy like Stephen Herron from the Stanford Cardinal.

How many Notre Dame actually goes after depends on the 2023 recruiting class (and vice versa) and how many departures the Irish see in the end. I fully expect the scholarship chart to be well over the 85 limit in the spring, so the entire picture won’t come about until this summer.

Below is an updated chart — where I finally started pulling obvious players out. There are almost a dozen more that I think have a good chance of being gone to the NFL Draft or transfer portal after the bowl... but we’ll let that unfold over the next few weeks.

2023 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th/6th Year
Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th/6th Year
Quarterback Kenny Minchey Steve Angeli Tyler Buchner, Ron Powlus - Sam Hartman
Running Back Jeremiyah Love Jadarian Price, Gi'Bran Payne Audric Estime, Logan Diggs Chris Tyree -
Tight End Cooper Flanagan Eli Raridon, Holden Staes Mitchell Evans, Davis Sherwood Kevin Bauman -
Wide Receiver Braylon James, Rico Flores, Jaden Greathouse, Kaleb Smith Tobias Merriweather Deion Colzie, Lorenzo Styles, Jayden Thomas - Matt Salerno, Kaleb Smith
Center - Ashton Craig Pat Coogan - Zeke Correll
Guard Sam Pendleton, Joe Otting, Chris Terek Billy Schrauth Rocco Spindler - Andrew Kristofic
Tackle Sullivan Absher, Charles Jagusah Ty Chan, Aamil Wagner Blake Fisher, Joe Alt, Caleb Johnson Michael Carmody, Tosh Baker -
Defensive Tackle Boubacar Traore, Devan Houstan Tyson Ford, Donovan Hinish Gabe Rubio Aidan Keanaaina, Rylie Mills Howard Cross
Defensive End Brenan Vernon, Armel Mukam Joshua Burnham, Aiden Gobaira, Junior Tuihalamaka Jason Onye, Will Schweitzer Alexander Ehrensberger, Jordan Botelho NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Javontae Jean-Baptiste
Linebacker Drayk Bowen, Preston Zinter, Jaiden Ausberry Nolan Ziegler, Jaylen Sneed Prince Kollie - Jack Kiser, Marist Liufau, JD Bertrand
Safety Adon Shuler, Ben Minich, Brandyn Hillman - Justin Walters Xavier Watts, Ramon Henderson D.J. Brown, Thomas Harper
Cornerback Micah Bell, Christian Gray Jayden Mickey, Benjamin Morrison Ryan Barnes, Philip Riley, Chance Tucker Clarence Lewis Cam Hart
Specialists - Bryce McFerson (P) Josh Bryan (K) - Michael Vinson (LS), Spencer Shrader (K)
Totals 24/85 (24) 44/85 (20) 67/85 (23) 78/85 (11) 94/85 (16)
5th year eligibility moving forward is not represented on this chart due to COVID year. May be subject to change.