Brandon Wimbush is set to graduate from Notre Dame, and with the Fighting Irish season coming to a close with tonight’s loss to Clemson, it sounds like he’s probably played his last game for the program.
The Fighting Irish offense was nearly blanked by the Tigers tonight.
Clemson won 30-3, shutting Notre Dame out completely through the game’s final three quarters.
Wimbush, who lost his starting job to Ian Book early in the year, didn’t record a stat in the game today. The senior had one pass attempt and ran for 44 yards in November against Syracuse, his last action of the season.
Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that Wimbush was exploring his transfer options, with a year of eligibility remaining.
He admitted as much during Notre Dame’s media day, and said that he didn’t want the situation to be a distraction for the team. Now that the season has ended for ND, expect speculation to ramp up.
In the locker room after today’s game, Brandon Wimbush all but confirmed that he’s leaving Notre Dame.
From the AP’s Ralph D. Russo:
Per my colleague @hawkaptexas who was in the Notre Dame locker room, from QB Brandon Wimbush:
“I want to go play quarterback. I want to have the opportunity to fulfill my dreams at quarterback, so I think another place will give me the better opportunity to do so,” Wimbush said.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 30, 2018
A surprising name that has surfaced as an option for Wimbush is Ohio State.
The Buckeyes are reportedly a major focus of potential Georgia transfer Justin Fields. If they don’t land that former five-star, they could bring him Wimbush as a veteran leader and competition for Tate Martell.
We’ve outlined some other interesting potential landing spots for Wimbush here.