While news continues to break on who will and won’t be returning in 2022, the 85 scholarship limit comes into play again for Notre Dame – and everyone else – this year. Instead of creating a scholarship chart that assumes everyone with eligibility returns, I threw together one that just lists the players that we know (or at least assume at the moment) are returning in 2022.
To keep track of who all has decided to return and who has decided to either transfer or leave early for the NFL, check out our off-season roster movement tracker. The table below outlines who all we know is returning at the moment.
This chart is up to date as of the evening of January 5 and does not include players such as Isaiah Foskey who is reportedly announcing whether he is returning or leaving for the NFL on January 8. Other players such as Jayson Ademilola, Avery Davis, Joe Wilkins, Bo Bauer, DJ Brown, and Jarrett Patterson are also intentionally not listed here yet because we are unsure whether or not they will return.
UPDATED: Justin and Jayson Ademilola, Isaiah Foskey, Jarrett Patterson, and DJ Brown added after announcing their returns to Notre Dame.
|QB||Steve Angeli||Tyler Buchner|
Ron Powlus III
|RB||Jadarian Price||Logan Diggs|
|WR||Tobias Merriweather||Lorenzo Styles|
|OG||Billy Schrauth||Rocco Spindler||Andrew Kristofic||3|
|OC||Ashton Craig||Pat Coogan||Zeke Correll||Jarrett Patterson||4|
|DE||Aiden Gobaira |
|DT||Donovan Hinish||Gabriel Rubio||Rylie Mills|
|Prince Kollie||Jack Kiser|
|Clarence Lewis||Cam Hart||7|
|S||Jayden Bellamy||Justin Walters||Xavier Watts|
|Brandon Joseph||Houston Griffith|
|ST||Bryce McFerson (P)||Josh Bryan (K)||Alex Peitsch (LS)||Michael Vinson (LS)|
|Totals||21||23 (44/85)||14 (58/85)||13 (71/85)||13 (84/85)||84|
* Denotes a player using a 6th year of eligibility through a COVID waiver year
# Kahuna Kia is listed for now, but could be removed from the scholarship count if he takes his mission as planned after this year