Princeton Linebacker Cole Aubrey Ready To Make Impact With Notre Dame

Notre Dame football has been recruit g at a high level under head coach Marcus Freeman.

 The program has also had a strong off-season in the transfer portal, attracting some very talented football players who should make an instant impact for the team.

The Irish staff is even attracting quality players who have decided to be a part of the program,

 as walk-ons despite serious interest from other schools. That includes former Princeton linebacker Cole Aubrey, who opted for the Irish on Wednesday.

The transfer portal is a tool that allows players a second chance at a new school.

It is fast paced and stressful for some, and an incredible experience for others.

For Aubrey, he did his best to tackle the process his own way, leading to his recent commitment to the Irish program.

"The transfer portal is not for the faint of heart,” Aubrey explained. "The process is very nebulous with little structure.

What I found to be most effective is taking the initiative and reaching out to coaches myself.

"I picked Notre Dame due to the elite combination of academics and athletics,” he continued.

 "The opportunity to be a part of something so impactful such as Notre Dame football is everything I could ask for.”

In Notre Dame’s defense, Aubrey has the profile to potentially fill various roles

. While he is a linebacker by trade, the former Princeton standout did create his biggest impact as a pass rusher.