Although the Irish didn’t win on the field last night, they won a recruiting battle against a Big Ten foe. Illinois offensive lineman Christopher Terek was committed to Wisconsin, but almost exactly as the Badger were announcing new head coach Luke Fickell, Terek announced that he was flipping to Notre Dame.
It probably won’t be the last time that Marcus Freeman and his former employer will be vying for a prospect, even though Terek’s pledge to Notre Dame wasn’t really a head-to-head recruiting battle between the two coaches. The six-foot-five-inch and 320-pound lineman also had offers from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and others before his top to the Irish.
Terek’s now makes the 2023 class “full” with 25 commitments, while joining Charles Jagusah, Sullivan Absher[/ [autotag]Sam Pendleton, and Joe Otting as the offensive lineman in the group. The Irish collectively still have one of the best class of the recruiting cycle.
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