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Source: Sam Hartman currently visiting Notre Dame

Nakos updated headshotby:Pete Nakos01/05/23


Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman is currently on a visit to Notre Dame, a source close to the quarterback told On3.

The Fighting Irish have been the leading candidate for Hartman ever since his name went in the portal. The source also told On3 plans are still on track for the quarterback to make a decision by the end of this week.

Hartman was sidelined from the season opener after he underwent surgery for a non-football injury. He returned for the Vanderbilt game, however, finishing the season with a 63.1% completion percentage with 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

He led Wake Forest to a win over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl, too. Last season, Hartman passed for 3,701 yards and 38 touchdowns, bringing his career totals to 12,967 yards and 110 passing touchdowns.

Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman has been open this offseason about the need to add another quarterback in the Transfer Portal. Drew Pyne ultimately left for Arizona State. Hartman would challenge Tyler Buchner for the starting job.

Hartman set the ACC record for touchdown passes during his career at Wake Forest, throwing for 110 in his five seasons. He also ranks second in ACC history with 12,967 career passing yards, trailing only Philip Rivers.

Wake Forest plays at Notre Dame on Oct. 28.

Sam Hartman had the decision to enter the Transfer Portal or head to the NFL. But the allure of competing for a national championship and a Heisman Trophy pulled him back to college for a final season. If he does land at Notre Dame, he would be developed by offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.

He played high school football at Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Oceanside Collegiate Academy, where he was a three-star prospect. He was the No. 776 overall recruit in the 2018 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.