Notre Dame players homecoming in Palo Alto
The fifth-ranked fighting Irish football team is headed to California to play the Stanford Cardinal as Notre Dame looks to finish their season 11-1 in hopes of making the college football playoff.
Notre Dame played here for the final time this season, but this Saturday at Stanford is a bit of a homecoming for some of the Irish.
Notre dame has had success recruiting in California, and the defense is excited to play in front of some familiar faces.
“Having my whole family back home just want to see me play,” junior defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey said. “My friends back home want to see me play. It means a lot. I always love going back to Stanford. Ever since my freshman year I always like going back to Stanford. I love the Bay Area. I love going back home.”
Junior defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey and senior cornerback Tariq Bracy said they will have a large number of family and friends in attendance at Stanford Stadium, cheering on their return home to the Bay Area.
Even with so much riding on this game, as the Irish look to finish their season strong and win their eleventh game of the season, Bracy is excited to head home to play on thanksgiving weekend.
“Probably like 20 to 25,” senior cornerback Tariq Bracy said. “I’ve got a bunch of family and friends texting me excited. I’m excited to be able to go back home for a bit. You have to take each week as a new opponent and a new challenge. You know I have the utmost respect for Stanford and I’m just getting ready to play. “