4-star QB Brandon Wimbush, who plays for St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, New Jersey), has announced that he has flipped his commitment from Penn State to Notre Dame.
News of the pledge switch comes on the heels of Wimbush’s visit to South Bend this past weekend—a trip which he described as “awesome.”
Wimbush is one of the top-rated dual-threat signal-callers in the 2015 recruiting class, and he’s a player who major recruiting sites have been continually warming up to as the evaluation process wears on. In his first four games of the 2014 season, the 6’2”, 205-pound Garden State native has completed 73 percent of his passes, totaled 1,345 yards of offense and accounted for 15 total touchdowns, as he’s led the Marauders to a 3-1 record.
St. Peters Prep head coach Rich Hansen praised the athletic quarterback’s ability in a recent interview with 247Sports.
“They’re getting a three-way quarterback. He has a great arm, has terrific feet and a high football IQ. I think Notre Dame is a great overall fit for him. The culture of the school, great history, style of offense, everything about the place is a great fit for him.”
Resembling current Fighting Irish QB Everett Golson from both a playing style and physical stature standpoint, Wimbush definitely has the skill-set needed to thrive in Brian Kelly and Mike Denbrock’s offensive system. Since Golson is expected to return for his senior year in 2015, Wimbush will likely have the chance to spend a full season learning the nuances of the offense before being thrust into a battle for the starting job.
The commitment switch had an effect on both programs’ positions in 247Sports’s cumulative team rankings for the 2015 class, as the Nittany Lions dropped one spot to No. 9, while Notre Dame climbed four spots up to No. 11.