247Sports.com reports that Notre Dame offensive lineman Colin McGovern plans to transfer to the University of Virginia, where he will spend his fifth and final year of eligibility.
If accurate, McGovern would be the second graduate transfer commitment UVA has received from Notre Dame this year. Last month, former Fighting Irish offensive lineman John Montelus announced his intentions to transfer to UVA.
After redshirting the 2013 season, the 6’4.5″, 310-pound McGovern played in 10 games total in a reserve role with the Irish in 2014 and 2015. The New Lenox (IL) native played in 11 games this past season as a redshirt junior, starting eight of those contests at offensive guard. His experience would be a welcome addition for a Cavalier program that returns only eight scholarship offensive linemen from last year’s squad. Only four of those players have played in more than one college game.
Stay tuned to TheSabre.com for more on this development.
It has been pretty clear in recent weeks but Bethel (Hampton, VA) senior outside linebacker/safety prospect Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has made it official — he is reopening his recruitment and no longer committed to the University of Virginia.
— Irish Sports Talk (@IrishSportsTalk) January 24, 2017
Owusu-Koramoah, who originally committed to the Cavaliers last fall, took an official visit to Michigan State this past weekend. Notre Dame figures to be his final official visit destination, and right now most feel he will end up signing with head coach Brian Kelly and company. If he does not come back into the fold, Owusu-Koramoah’s defection would be a blow for the Hoos as he was one of Bronco Mendenhall’s most highly rated recruits.
UVA Makes Pitch To Becton
Virginia Tech has the momentum with top 2017 offensive tackle prospect Mekhi Becton following his official visit to Blacksburg this past weekend. Virginia, however, is still in hot pursuit of the 6’7″, 300-pound Highland Springs (VA) senior. Cavalier coaches Mendenhall, Ruffin McNeill, and Garett Tujague were in-home with Becton and his family last night.
Great visit with UVA. Always good to see them. pic.twitter.com/0IP3O4FEkV
— semone becton (@semonebecton) January 24, 2017
Multiple outlets report that Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh will meet with Becton today. Michigan State and Oregon are other schools being considered with Oregon in line to receive an official visit this weekend at last check.
Virginia Tech appears to be the favorite right now, but we’ll see if the Cavaliers can close strong in this final week before National Signing Day.