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.
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.