Former Notre Dame QB commit Cade McNamara picks Michigan

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame and Michigan haven't met on the football field since 2014, but the rivalry always lingers.

The latest footnote in the feud came Friday night when four-star quarterback recruit Cade McNamara announced a verbal commitment to Michigan. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound junior from Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch was previously committed to the Irish.

McNamara joined Notre Dame's 2019 class last July, but he backed off his pledge earlier this month. It only took him two weeks to find a new home. McNamara's father told ND Insider that his son visited Michigan in early February.

I have been waiting to find this place for a long time. I am very excited to announce I will be committing to the University of Michigan.

— Cade McNamara (@Cademac12_QB) March 17, 2018

After a junior season in which McNamara completed 225 of his 384 passes (58.6 percent) for 3,470 yards with 44 touchdowns and eight interceptions, he added offers from Michigan, USC, Georgia and Alabama.

Both Rivals and 247Sports peg McNamara as the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class.

Michigan and Notre Dame will open the 2018 season at Notre Dame Stadium on Sept. 1. When McNamara is a freshman in 2019, the Irish will play at Michigan on Oct. 26.

Congrats Bro! Go where your heart is. See you Oct 26, 2019

— Jacob Lacey (@JacobLacey6) March 17, 2018

Four-star quarterback Cade McNamara, a 2019 recruit, committed to Michigan on Friday, March 16, 2018. McNamara was previously committed to the Irish. (Photo courtesy of 3STEP Sports)