Second 2023 Notre Dame recruiting class member asks for release
SOUTH BEND – Once again, Mike Brey’s plea for Notre Dame’s signees to meet a new coach has gone unheeded. Less than a week after losing 2023 signee Brady Dunlap, the Irish now find themselves without the future services of shooting guard Parker Friedrichsen. Matt Freeman of Irish Sports Daily is reporting that Friedrichsen, who hails from Bixby, Oklahoma, has asked for and been granted his release from his National Letter of Intent. That leaves only Markus Burton in the upcoming recruiting class:
I'm told Notre Dame has officially released 2023 Bixby (Okla.) guard Parker Friedrichsen from his letter of intent. Notre Dame's class of three signees is down to just Markus Burton.
Friedrichsen is averaging 30 ppg, 10 rpg and shooting 51% from the field this season. pic.twitter.com/qFXGz9t8xY
— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) January 28, 2023
Brey’s retirement announcement already has almost completely decimated the incoming group of freshmen. There’s no telling at this point who, if anyone, will commit to the Irish for next season or even beyond. All that’s certain is that the 2023-24 Irish are going to look almost completely different with players who mostly are lucky to see garbage-time minutes this season. Given that and players who aren’t used to game action with each other, lean times for the program aren’t far away.
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