Notre Dame relieves Brandom Wimbush of redshirt status

Former Elite 11 finalist Brandon Wimbush, of St. Peter’s Prep (NJ), has dropped his redshirt and has been assigned the right to participate by the coaching staff of Notre Dame and will look to add in some practice reps before playing Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Kelly on Brandon Wimbush: “He’s going to play this year.” Said it wouldn’t have to be a Texas-style game either.

— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 15, 2015

A four-star, 6-foot-2, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback, Wimbush will likely share time in a trend found in college football lately concerning the usage of a two quarterback system. And although Wimbush is considered a dual-threat signal-caller, don’t expect him to scramble out of the pocket and be a secondary running back, since Wimbush clocks in with a 40-yard dash time of 4.65.

For the purpose of perspective, UCLA true frosh at quarterback, Josh Rosen, finishes the 40 in 4.70.

Notre Dame H.C. Chip Kelly on his agenda for the former redshirt freshman:

“He’s going to have to play this year. So I haven’t decided yet, but he’s going to play this year. Let’s try to get him as much experience as possible and we’re going to prepare him this week as if he’s going to play and go from there.”

“He’s going to be in there and he’s going to be playing. I think we can add Brandon into the mix, and there are some things that he can do. He’s got very good speed, he’s got a strong arm, he’s tough, and I think there are some things that could enhance our offense with him in the game as well.”

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