RECRUITING

Megan Whitt leaving Notre Dame recruiting operations

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The turnover on Notre Dame’s football staff has now extended to its recruiting office.

Megan Whitt, Notre Dame’s coordinator of recruiting operations, said Monday she would be moving on to another job. Whitt declined to comment on where she is heading.

“I will always be a Brian Kelly fan and am so thankful for the opportunity he has provided me at Notre Dame,” Whitt said in a message to the Tribune. “It's a special place. I've loved implementing all that I have in my year at Notre Dame like the Irish Invasion, the Ambassador Program and helping recruit the parents of student-athletes. I’m excited for my next opportunity.”

Whitt leaves the Irish after just one year with the football program. In her role as coordinator of recruiting operations, Whitt worked with former recruiting coordinator Tony Alford and director of player personnel Dave Peloquin. Her biggest impacts came in helping the Irish staff host unofficial and official visitors on campus and communication with recruits through social media and mailings.

During Whitt’s time at Notre Dame, the football program hosted its first Irish Invasion summer camp for top prospects and started the ambassador program, which utilized students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s in helping with the recruiting process.

Whitt, a 2012 Ohio State graduate, joined the Irish in 2014 after working as the recruiting and operations coordinator for the Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer.

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media about the 2014 football recruiting class. (SBT Photo/SANTIAGO FLORES)