Former Clemson wide receiver Beaux Collins has announced his decision to transfer to Notre Dame. In a social media post, Collins expressed his commitment to the Fighting Irish, sharing an image of himself in Notre Dame attire with the caption, “Lets do it! #GOIRISH.”
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During the 2023 season, Collins gained recognition as he secured 510 receiving yards, just nine yards shy of Clemson’s leader, Tyler Brown. One of the highlights of his season was a remarkable 69-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Cade Klunik during a Week 2 victory over Charleston Southern.
Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, the junior wide receiver also made a significant impact in a November 11th game against Georgia Tech, where he contributed five catches, 65 yards, and a touchdown. Unfortunately, this turned out to be his final complete game for Clemson, as he sustained a torn plantar fascia the following week, causing him to miss the team’s season-ending win against South Carolina.
Beaux Collins shared his reasons for choosing Notre Dame for his last year of eligibility, emphasizing the program’s exceptional exposure and respect it garners week after week. He also spoke highly of Coach Marcus Freeman and the widespread respect he holds within the program. Collins expressed excitement about joining forces with other talented offensive players at Notre Dame, foreseeing a promising future.
Notre Dame finished the season with a 9-3 record, despite not having a single receiver exceed 500 yards. The team has already secured another dynamic wide receiver, Kris Mitchell, who is transferring from Florida International after an impressive season with 1,118 yards and seven touchdowns.
As Notre Dame looks ahead, the challenge of replacing senior quarterback Sam Hartman looms. Speculation points to Duke’s Riley Leonard as a potential transfer portal target for the Fighting Irish.