Notre Dame QB target Austin Novosad recaps 'great' South Bend visit
Notre Dame quarterback target Austin Novosad spent Tuesday on campus in South Bend and things apparently went very well.
The trip came less than a couple weeks after Novosad earned a Notre Dame offer. Despite the relatively late pursuit, it appears the Fighting Irish are in a good spot for the 4-star quarterback.
“It really helped to come up here,” Novosad said in a wide-ranging interview with Irish Sports Daily’s Matt Freeman. “When I do finally make the decision, I think it was good to visit. Without coming up here, I think would have missed out on a lot of stuff Notre Dame has to offer.
Novosad also told Irish Sports Daily that he had good meetings with both Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.
“We got a good hour or so meeting in,” Novosad told Irish Sports Daily. “We were talking about the offensive philosophy and where they were headed. We talked about the QB room and broke down some film. I really enjoyed that because that was really the first time we were able to do get into that.
“Getting time to sit down with Coach Rees was great.”
Novosad is currently Notre Dame’s top quarterback target in the class of 2023. While he is currently committed to Baylor, Novosad has said he is also still considering Texas A&M and Ohio State in addition to the Irish.
Novosad is the No. 11 quarterback in the country for the class of 2023, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. The Dripping Springs, Texas, native is also the No. 30 overall player from the Lone Star State.
Overall, quarterback is the missing piece for Notre Dame’s recruiting class as it currently stands. The Irish already have 20 commitments in this cycle, including 4 from Novosad’s home state of Texas. The class ranks No. 2 nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Here are some highlights from Novosad’s junior season at Dripping Springs High School: