Notre Dame DC Marcus Freeman makes insider's shortlist of candidates for Virginia Tech job
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman could be on the move sooner rather than later.
Freeman has done an excellent job both on the field and on the recruiting trail for the Fighting Irish, and it seems people around college football are taking notice.
According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, Freeman is one of several candidates who could be considered for the Virginia Tech opening. The Hokies parted ways with Justin Fuente on Tuesday morning after nearly six seasons.
Freeman, 35, has also been an assistant at Cincinnati, Purdue and Kent State. He’s originally from Ohio and played at Ohio State from 2004-08 before embarking on a short NFL career.
Freeman has helped spearhead Notre Dame’s emergence as a national recruiting power. The Fighting Irish currently rank No. 3 nationally for the class of 2022, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. The 2023 class also ranks in the top 3 and has multiple 5-star defensive prospects.
Notre Dame is closing in on its fifth consecutive 10-win season, which would be a program record. The Fighting Irish host Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.