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In a weekly YouTube live show, Blue & Gold’s Tim Hyde and Mike Singer discuss and react to the latest news and notes in the world of Notre Dame football and recruiting.

It was a lively show, as the guys discussed several topics, including breaking news that occurred during the show with the Irish adding a new punter, intriguing offers the staff has dished out in the 2025 class and much more. Plus, Hyde discusses Notre Dame not losing a quarterback to the transfer portal this spring. Is he surprised?

The show aired live on the Blue & Gold YouTube page Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch a replay of this week’s show in the video player above.

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Transfer Portal news: Former West Virginia, Kent State CB Montre Miller announces offer from Notre Dame

Montre Miller entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on the morning of Tuesday, April 30, and he’s quickly become a hot name. The 5-11, 188-pound cornerback tweeted out offers from Mississippi State, Notre Dame, UAB and Jacksonville State in the two hours since news broke that he entered the portal. And he’ll likely add more offers in the coming hours and days as well.

There’s an interesting tie between Miller and Notre Dame. When he announced his transfer to West Virginia in December 2022, Notre Dame director of scouting Matt Jansen was on the Mountaineers’ staff. He left WVU to join the Fighting Irish in the summer of 2023. So, Jansen is very familiar with Miller’s talents.

Notre Dame could use another cornerback to bolster its room, especially with the spring departure of Clarence Lewis. The Irish have seven scholarship cornerbacks per Blue & Gold, two of whom are true freshmen.

Miller exits from the Mountaineers program following just one year with the team, re-entering the transfer portal after transferring from Kent State to West Virginia ahead of the 2023 season. He confirmed his re-entry into the transfer portal with a tweet on Tuesday.

After enrolling into West Virginia in January of 2023, Miller appearing in just one game last season for the Mountaineers. He recorded three tackles in the team’s season opener against Penn State before missing the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury that required surgery.

At Kent State, Miller appeared in 16 games with one start in his first three seasons with the Golden Flashes, recording 16 tackles and two pass breakups before taking his game to another level the following two seasons as a full-time starter.

In 2021 Miller started in 13 games for Kent State, helping lead the team to a MAC Championship appearance behind 47 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions (led the team), nine pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. This was followed by a 2022 season where he posted 52 tackles, two interceptions, eight pass breakups, and forced fumble and fumble recovery yet again.

Miller played high school football at Westwood High School in Blythewood (SC), where he was a three-star prospect. He ranked the No. 1,741 overall recruit and the No. 272 wide receiver in the 2018 cycle, according to On3’s Industry Rankings, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Miller was seeking out a waiver for eligibility following his recent season-ending injury, which he was granted as he’ll look to join a new team ahead of the 2024 season as a graduate transfer in what will be his seventh college football season. He enters the portal with 42 career games played under his belt, 25 career starts, and 116 total tackles to go along with his six career interceptions.

On3’s Kaiden Smith contributed to this story.

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