Notre Dame continued their tremendous offseason by landing four-star 2023 running back Jayden Limar, per Pete Sampson of The Athletic.

Marcus Freeman has enjoyed a tremendous offseason, his first as head coach of the Fighting Irish. Freeman, formerly the team's defensive coordinator, was hired as HC after Brian Kelly left the team. Kelly was named head coach of LSU, as he cited new challenges as part of his reasoning for the move. Freeman took control of the team for the Fiesta Bowl, where ND lost to Oklahoma State 37-35. The game provided a learning curve for Freeman, as he made a risky decision to go for it late in the game, which didn't end up paying off.

Freeman has helped build the No. 1 recruiting class in all of college football in 2023. Just under a week ago, four-star 2023 RB Sedrick Irvin Jr. decommitted from the Fighting Irish. Needless to say, Freeman helped mend that wound.

Limar, a junior from Lake Stevens, Washington, ran for 1,549 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior in 2021. At the moment, ESPN has Limar ranked 256th overall in his class. He's positioned just inside the top-20 running backs, while Irvin Jr. is not in the top-300 overall. It may end up being a blessing in disguise for Notre Dame, as Limar is ranked ahead of Irvin Jr. on all major recruiting sites.

While the loss of Kelly hurt at the time, it seems Notre Dame is going nowhere any time soon. Marcus Freeman is a big reason for that, and they should be competitive in 2022 as well.