A few short days ago we dove into a report that the Midwest’s top defensive player in the 2024 recruiting class appeared torn between Notre Dame and Michigan. Well it turns out that it was neither the Irish or Wolverines forJustin Scott as the five-star defensive tackle instead announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday.
Make no bones about it – this is a brutal loss for Notre Dame. Absolutely brutal. If there was one player they circled on their boards and had as a must-get for this class, this was the one.
Want to compete against the big boys then you need to control the trenches on both sides of the ball. Scott is a guy that will almost certainly do that at the next level and the fact he’s from Chicago only makes the news sting that much more.
Here is how the Notre Dame and college football world’s reacted to Scott’s news on Twitter.