Former Navy safety Alohi Gilman is transferring to one of Navy’s top rivals. On Friday, Notre Dame announced the addition of Gilman to the football program via transfer.
“I’m extremely grateful to be a part of the Notre Dame family,” Gilman said in a released statement. “I’m thankful to the coaching staff and the man above for not only believing in me, but also providing this opportunity. I’m excited for this next chapter in my journey.”
Gilman started 12 games for Navy last season and played in all 14 games. He also played three different positions for the Midshipmen, which suggests he could even bring some flexibility to the Notre Dame defense should the need arise at linebacker or cornerback.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Gilman will be required to sit out the 2017 season and will be eligible again for the 2018 season. Gilman will have three years of eligibility to use at Notre Dame.