Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman is expected to enter the NCAA transfer portal before landing with Notre Dame after a pair of All-ACC campaigns with the Demon Deacons, according to ESPN. Hartman is the holds the ACC career record for touchdown passes thrown. Hartman has performed at an elite level in Wake Forest’s sow mesh offense, throwing for just shy of 13,000 yards and 110 touchdowns after joining the program in the Class of 2018. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native won the starting job as a true freshman and has contributed nearly every year of his career. The rising senior will have just one year of eligibility at Notre Dame, but he immediately enters 2023 as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. The Fighting Irish struggled with quarterback injuries in Marcus Freeman’s first season. Drew Pyne, who started most of the 2022 season, transferred to Arizona State upon the conclusion of the regular season. While Hartman will only have one year in South Bend, Indiana, it should be a significant opportunity for him to build his NFL Draft case heading into the 2024 draft. Hartman missed the beginning of the 2022 season after being diagnosed with Paget-Schroetter syndrom, or effort thrombosis. The diagnosis involved a blood clot that had to be removed surgically. He returned fully to action against Vanderbilt on Sept. 10.
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