Notre Dame football trending to add 4-star 2025 California quarterback

If there is one specific aspect of Notre Dame football’s recruiting that has seen a major uptick since Marcus Freeman took over, it’s at quarterback.

The second-year head coach tried to work with what was on campus in 2022, but it clearly didn’t work. Freeman went to the portal to add Sam Hartman while the ‘23 recruiting class added four-star Kenny Minchey. He followed with another four-star, CJ Carr, in the 2024 class. Now the focus has turned to the next class.

California’s Bear Bachmeier is the staff’s top target, and it looks like his recruitment is going according to plan. Recently, Mike Singer of On3 logged a prediction for the Irish to land the 6-foot, 2-inch, 225-pound quarterback.

Bachmeier is ranked ninth among quarterbacks and 146th overall in the 2025 class on the 247Sports composite.

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