Notre Dame misses out on four-star QB recruit

Notre Dame misses out on four-star QB recruit
July 1, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Notre Dame lost Blake Barnett a month ago, and now lost out on another four-star quarterback.

Travis Waller (Anaheim, Calif.) pledged his verbal commitment to Oregon on Tuesday, choosing the Ducks over a group of finalists that included Notre Dame. It leaves Notre Dame still in search of an all-important quarterback commit for the current recruiting cycle.

The 6-foot-2, 195 pound Waller is rated by Rivals as the fifth-best dual-threat quarterback, 14th-best player in California and 104th-best player nationally in 2015's recruiting class.

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Despite potentially having Everett Golson through 2015, Malik Zaire through 2017 and DeShone Kizer through 2018, coach Brian Kelly said on signing day in February adding a quarterback in the next recruiting class would be crucial.

With Barnett -- who committed to Alabama last month -- and Waller out of the picture, it's back to the recruiting drawing board for Notre Dame.