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Running back Jayden Limar reneges on Irish commitment, flips to Oregon

After receiving 19 offers from top schools including Michigan, USC, Miami and Utah, running back Jayden Limar verbally committed to Notre Dame on May 26, later making his third campus visit on June 10. However, the Washington native took four campus visits each to Pac-12 schools Oregon and Washington. With rumors that he might flip late in the cycle, Limar did exactly that. After taking an official visit to Oregon, breaking policy for Notre Dame verbal commits, Limar flipped his commitment from the Irish to the Ducks on National Signing Day.

The running back from Lake Stevens, Washington, has a 5.9 ranking from Rivals, signaling him to be among the top 300 players in his class and having All-American potential. Limar is considered to be the 144th-best player in the nation and the 2nd-best player coming out of Washington. He is ranked eighth out of all running backs. 

At Lake Stevens High School, Limar ran for 1,703 yards on 230 attempts, including 22 touchdowns. In 2021, he also began working on his receiving game with 369 yards and 4 touchdown receptions according to 247 Sports. The Lake Stevens Vikings have won their conference championship (Wesco 4A) for the past 10 years. Limar also plays basketball and runs track and field.

The 5-foot-11 and 190-pound back was one of two running backs in this year’s Notre Dame class coming into Wednesday. Irish signee Jeremiyah Love (who received a 6.0 ranking from Rivals) will add to the powerful running back room that already includes Logan Diggs, Audric Estime, and Chris Tyree.

Contact Annika Herko at aherko@nd.edu.

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