Colin McGovern has decided to follow the lead of one of his fellow Notre Dame offensive lineman and transfer to Virginia.
Last month, Irish Graduate John Montelus opted to join the Cavaliers’ roster for his final year of eligibility after a disappointing career in South Bend, in which the former U.S. Army All-America and highly-touted recruit would play in just six games.
On Tuesday, McGovern, a 6-5, 310 pound guard announced that he will also be making a graduate transfer to Virginia in 2017 for his fifth and final season.
The New Lenox, Illinois native started eight games at right guard last season and has played in 21 games during his four years at Notre Dame.
A former top recruit in his own right, McGovern was a four-star player ranked as the country’s 13th offensive tackle and the 7th overall prospect in the state of Illinois coming out of Lincoln Way West High School in 2012.