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Fact or Fiction: Austin Novosad, Rickie Collins, Notre Dame Recruiting

Fact or Fiction - Austin Novosad

Fact or Fiction - Austin Novosad

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s Fact or Fiction, I look at three big recent topics in college football and decide whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

Keeping Austin Novosad shows NIL doesn’t rule the world

Farrell’s take: FACT

Baylor has NIL opportunities but let’s be real. Ohio State and Notre Dame have better opportunities and bigger brands and they both came hard after Dave Aranda’s QB Austin Novosad. And it didn’t work. While people like to lump NIL into everything these days it’s just not always the determining factor. Novosad realized he has a better chance to start and develop in his home state at a smaller brand and it’s better to be No. 1 where you’re wanted than a late addition where you could be a fallback. Oh and Baylor is pretty good.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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Fact or Fiction:

Purdue’s loss of Rickie Collins is a huge loss for Jeff Brohm

Farrell��s take: FICTION

I don’t see this as a big deal. Collins has upside for sure but he’s a 3 star QB to me and he’s from Louisiana where he could be poached even later in the recruiting cycle had he not decommitted. It’s better to lose him now and I’m very high on Brohm as a QB developer and he will find someone who could be even better.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

Notre Dame could keep both Keon Keely and Peyton Bowen.

Farrell’s take: FICTION

While immediate flips of both players to Alabama and Oklahoma respectively were expected by many these are more thoughtful decisions especially when kids decide to decommit from a program like Notre Dame. Keely was the first commitment for Notre Dame and loves it but Alabama is a strong lure and Bowen could play closer to home at OU and some think he’s a silent commit but he hasn’t flipped yet. But they will lose one of them for sure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]