Tight end U won’t be money for Nickel
After talking with my family, I’ve decided to de-commit from Notre Dame. My recruitment is now 100% open. Thanks for the support.
— Jack Nickel (@JackNickel86) April 13, 2021
The Georgia native chose the Irish back in July of 2020 while holding offers from the Boston College Eagles, Colorado Buffaloes, Florida State Seminoles and others. Nickel was the 2nd player in the class to commit, and there was never much to suggest he was wavering.
Notre Dame, on the other hand, has still been recruiting the position very hard this cycle. Even with Nickel’s commitment, the Irish are currently the leader for Georgia 4-Star Holden Staes, and also very much in the mix for Iowa 3-Star Eli Raridon.
It’s pretty likely that Notre Dame hauls in two tight ends in this class, although they don’t really need to with the numbers on the roster for 2022.
With Nickel’s decommitment, Notre Dame is back to 11 players in its 2022 class. That number figures to change dramatically as official visits begin in June — and the Irish are currently booking a lot of top prospects to travel to Notre Dame.