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2026 4-Star QB Noah Grubbs Commits to Notre Dame: What to Expect

Written by Cade Harper Writer Twitter (X) : @CadeHarperIT

Photo via Noah Grubbs, X (@NoahGrubbsQB)


Class of 2026 four-star Quarterback Noah Grubbs has officially committed to Notre Dame. We're going to look through Grubbs' strengths and perhaps some of his weaknesses as the ball keeps rolling for Marcus Freeman and company on the recruiting trail.



Grubbs is currently ranked nationally as the 165th overall recruit, 11th ranked Quarterback, and 3rd overall recruit amongst Pro-Style Quarterbacks per Rivals, and 28th overall in the talent packed state of Florida, per 247 Sports. The 6'5 QB holds several offers from other big name schools such as the defending national champions, Michigan, as well as Ohio State, Florida, Colorado, and more. However, only some of these elite offers made it inside his Top 10, which he released in April before ultimately deciding on Notre Dame. Grubbs has visited the campus a few times in the past and has been in close contact with newly acquired Offensive Coordinator Mike Denbrock, Quarterbacks Coach Gino Guidugli, and Head Coach Marcus Freeman. His relationship with the staff seems to have separated Notre Dame in the recruiting process, a testament to how good Marcus Freeman and company have been in that regard.



Footage via Noah Grubbs, X (@NoahGrubbsQB)


Grubbs recently completed some spring exhibition games, and was able to put together great film to evaluate his play which is linked above. His most recent high school season stats are very impressive as well. As a sophomore, Grubbs' team finished the season with a 10-2 record and managed to reach the Regional Semifinals of the Florida 4M Playoffs. For individual numbers, he posted a 58.1% completion rating out of 356 passes. He finished the full season (regular season and postseason) with 3,670 passing yards, 5th most in the state of Florida, along with 49 Touchdowns, which happens to be Lake Mary High School's new school record. He averaged 305.8 passing yards per game, and a wild 17.6 yards per completion. Grubbs has been a starter since his freshman season, and for his size and age, his footwork and mechanics are very well put together. He has great poise and a very good understanding of the game, giving him the ability to quickly find out what defenses are doing before he goes into his cadence. He's also not just a pocket passer, as he appears to be very elusive to avoid contact, and performs well out of play-action. His arm strength is what catches my attention the most. He puts the ball in a great spot for his receivers, he extends the field which gives him the advantage of gaps in coverage to make high velocity throws. Part of that high velocity is the product of his astonishingly quick release that is a little over the top, but gives the ball a tight spin for maximum precision.





In his sophomore year, Grubbs threw 11 INT's, but was very rarely rattled unless under pressure. His awareness is an elite trait to own this early in his career. In my eyes, I liken him to a much more polished Ian Book. Athletic, can really sling the ball all over the field, and makes people miss when he needs to. Grubbs committing to Notre Dame is an amazing start to the 2026 Class, as he joins 2026 3-Star WR Dylan Faison, Current WR Jordan Faison's younger brother. This is a huge get for Freeman and the staff, as Grubbs brings a ton to the table, especially under Mike Denbrock.


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