QB Sam Hartman transfers to Notre Dame for closing season

Sam Hartman, broadly thought to be the highest switch quarterback this offseason, is heading to Notre Dame. He introduced his choice on social media Thursday and can spend his closing 12 months of school eligibility with the Irish.

Hartman’s choice to choose Notre Dame had been anticipated since he entered the switch portal Dec. 27.

Hartman brings a dynamic aspect to Notre Dame’s offense, as he’s the ACC profession chief in landing passes with 110 in 5 seasons at Wake Forest. He’s second in ACC historical past with 12,967 profession passing yards, behind solely NC State’s Philip Rivers.

He joins a Notre Dame program that’s projected to start out subsequent season extremely ranked, because the Irish completed 9-4 and gained six of their closing seven video games. That included a bowl victory over South Carolina, an upset of Clemson and a blowout victory at Syracuse.

Final 12 months’s starter for the Irish, Drew Pyne, went 8-2 however has transferred to Arizona State, leaving the place in flux. Sophomore Tyler Buchner threw for 3 touchdowns in Notre Dame’s bowl victory, however his expertise and manufacturing aren’t near Hartman’s.

Hartman went 27-18 as a Demon Deacons starter, together with a 19-8 file the previous two years and an 11-3 mark in 2021 that tied the varsity file for victories in a season. He was projected as a late-round draft selection, which partly led to his choice to play elsewhere.

This 12 months, Hartman threw for 3,701 yards and 38 touchdowns, taking part in in 12 video games after lacking Wake Forest’s season opener with a blood clot.

Notre Dame opens the 2023 season in Eire in opposition to Navy, hosts Ohio State on Sept. 23 and travels to Clemson on Nov. 4. Hartman will see his previous teammates and coaches throughout the sideline when Notre Dame hosts Wake Forest on Oct. 28.