Roughly three weeks ago, Notre Dame assistant coach Brian Polian told the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame athlete that a cornerback may transfer, and they could have a spot open up for him.
"It's nothing guaranteed," Thaddeus Brown stated. The three-star player is a high school teammate of current Irish verbal commits Dayne Crist and Anthony McDonald. "He said they like the way I play, and possibly, if a defensive back leaves like he is supposed to, I could probably come in and play."
Last week, Notre Dame sophomore Munir Prince decided to leave the Irish football program, and the 6-foot, 180-pound Brown, who has scholarship offers from Boise State, Utah State, Illinois State and Idaho State, is hoping for the call.
"I'm waiting to hear from them," Brown said. "It was always a possibility but never official. I'm waiting for those guys to call me back or whatever."
Brown has rushed for over a 1,000 yards the last two seasons, but nearly every school recruiting him envisions him in the secondary. Brown just wants to get on the field.
If Notre Dame were to offer, they would quickly jump to the front of the pack.
"I'd say most likely," Brown said. He hangs out with Crist roughly every other weekend. "Notre Dame is a prestigious school, and I'd love to go there, so I'd say yes."
Brown had met Polian before, when he frequently stopped by the school over the past year to check in on Crist and McDonald. But Polian came out of left field according to Brown, when he started speaking of a possible scholarship offer down the road. Crist was with Brown when Polian was delivering the news.
"I was hoping, like I said before, I'd like to go there," Brown explained. "It would be a blessing to go there. It's pretty shocking. Hopefully it goes through."