When a major program loses a key hire, Rivals.com looks at its impact on the respective school, analyzing it from the local and national levels. To quantify the “pain” of each cut, we assign a score from one to 10, with a score not being a big deal and a score of 10 being a catastrophic hit.
However, a few short months later, Paige reneged on his commitment to Notre Dame and returned to the market with Trojan as a possible winner here as USC seems to have ramped up his recruitment. . Phoenix Pinnacle teammates, four-star tight finish Duce Robinsonare also looking closely at USC among others.
Notre Dame still carries on with its attacking fouls and the Irishman boasts the third-best recruiting squad in the country but losing Paige is not ideal as he is a talented attacker. capabilities and a program can never have too many of them.
Paige is the lowest-ranked of Notre Dame’s four defensive commitments, but I do like his potential a bit. Fortunately for the Irish, they still have four-star attacking balls Charles Jagusah, Sam Pendleton and Sullivan Absher and three-star attack protection Joe Otting remain verbally committed to the class. Notre Dame has no shortage of talented attacking midfielders on its roster and isn’t going to happen anytime soon, so that will largely eliminate the sting.
The only concern is if Paige’s decommissioning will open the floodgates for other class members to escape. The Irish were in an uphill battle to keep four stars safe Peyton Bowen in class and schools are actively targeting their commitments since the loss Marshall. Head Coach Marcus Freeman could use their winning streak to help maintain an impressive ranking, not even falling from 3rd place in the 2023 standings following the news of Paige, from falling apart. – Tyler James, InsideNDSports.com
Stinging factor: 5
It is indeed a credit to coach Marcus Freeman that Ireland can lose Paige, the 5-star defender Keon KeeleyDB four stars Justyn Rhett and four-star RB Sedrick Irvin and still ranked third best nationally. However, the bleeding needs to stop here, because the teams are targeting Peyton Bowen, Jaiden Ausberry and others. As for Paige’s direct impact on this recruiting class, he would be a very good addition as he has improved a lot from last year or so but the Irishman is lined up along the offensive line. . This group would still be one of the best in the country without Paige and it wouldn’t be surprising if someone else joined on the day of signing. Even without other additions, Notre Dame’s CV team is still phenomenal and will dominate for years to come. – Adam Gyers, National Recruitment Manager
Stinging factor: 4