When Kyle Hamilton leaves Notre Dame, he will leave a big gap to fill in the Irish’s secondary. Even if he isn’t around for the distant future, his legacy will be felt, at least in the short term. That’s why new defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman must prepare for that inevitability. To that end, he has presented an offer to Peyton Woodyard, a safety recruit out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California:
Woodyard only has completed his freshman season, so his potential time in South Bend wouldn’t overlap with that of Hamilton, who’s about to begin his junior year. Still, he’s getting a taste of what it’s like to play for a school with a rich athletic history, which he is at St. John Bosco with alumni like D.J. Uiagalelei and Josh Rosen. With his school’s reputation and his talent, he’s already gotten offers from programs like Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, USC, Michigan, Arizona State and Penn State. This undoubtedly is an exciting time for him.