Recruit Bo Wallace announces he’s not coming to Notre Dame


A few hours after Notre Dame lost one of their two quarterbacking options, their incoming freshman pass rusher announced his own departure as well.

New Orleans prospect Bo Wallace took to Twitter to announce he’ll no longer be attending Notre Dame. He gave no rationale as to why that was the case. But as the Irish try to avoid an 85-man roster crunch, a process that was thought to take until the fall might be done by Friday afternoon at this pace .

Wallace, a three-star prospect who could slot in at weakside defensive end, was a Semper Fi All-American. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder from John Curtis High School was the lone true pass rusher in the recruiting class.

“We were looking for a flat‑out pass rusher, and we found one in Bo Wallace,” Kelly said in February. “He can come off the edge and pass rush.  He’s going to have to put on some weight right now but we’ll get him in here in June and Coach Longo and his staff will get to work with him.”

Where Wallace ends up this fall remains to be seen—and the timing of his departure could lead some to believe it’s an academic issue. But in a recruiting class that sorely needed personnel that could come off the edge and rush the passer, the Irish have missed completely after the loss of Wallace.