Notre Dame Eyeing 2024 Texas Pass Rusher Loghan Thomas

Notre Dame Eyeing 2024 Texas Pass Rusher Loghan Thomas

Making an impact in the state of Texas has become a priority on the Notre Dame staff under head coach Marcus Freeman. The Irish signed more players from the Lone Star State in the 2023 recruiting class (four) than they had in the previous five recruiting classes combined (three). So far there hasn’t been a ton of traction for many big-time Texas recruits in the 2024 recruiting class.

On Tuesday, the Notre Dame staff extended an offer to 2024 Katy (Texas) Paetow edge Loghan Thomas. The Lone Star pass rusher has drawn the interest of several notable programs recently, obviously including the Irish.

When the offer was extended, it was a big deal for Thomas. Notre Dame’s program made an immediate impact on the talented linebacker.

“It was super exciting to get the offer,” Thomas said. “I’ve always thought so highly of Notre Dame, so getting the offer was really surreal. It was an unbelievable moment.”

You can never have enough impact pass rushers, and schools have already taken notice of Thomas, who is an impact player in that department. Soon, Thomas is sure to become one of the most coveted defenders in the state.

“My recruiting has picked up quickly lately,” Thomas said. “I’ve had a lot of interest from some big schools and I’m blessed. I feel like I showed a lot of versatility this season. From rushing quarterback, playing linebacker and coverage, I can do a little bit of everything.”

Things are happening quickly after the offer from Notre Dame. The relationship between the two parties is new, but it is expected to be built in the very near future. This can be escalated with a trip to South Bend.

“I’ve never been on campus at Notre Dame,” Thomas noted. “It definitely has a great reputation and it’s a place I plan to visit very soon.”

Notre Dame is coming in a little late, but they’ve already made a solid first impression. The next couple of months will tell a lot about how much the fit makes sense. Thomas has already set a firm timeline for wanting to make a final decision.

“I feel like I have to make a decision by the end of the season,” he said. “It’s definitely a tough decision, but I’ve developed some great relationships with some good schools. I’m very lucky.”

Pipelines are not built from one successful recruiting cycle in one area. Texas is an important state for Notre Dame to make its mark on, and Thomas could potentially be a part of that equation.

The 6-3, 210-pound pass rusher is considered a four-star recruit by the On3 and On3 Consensus rankings. On3 has placed him as the player no. 196 overall and advantage no. 18 in the 2024 recruiting class. The Texas native is also considered a four-star recruit in the Consensus rankings.

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Thomas has an expanding list of offerings. Some of the notable programs that have extended offers are the Irish, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Arizona, Colorado and Kansas among others.

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Contents of the Irish division

Scholarship Chart 2023
2023 football schedule

Notre Dame Scholarship Offers 2023
Notre Dame Scholarship Offers 2024

2023 Recruiting Class – Violations
2023 Recruiting Classes – Defense


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