2016 wing Nicola Djogo verbally committed to Mike Brey and Notre Dame on Wednesday, he told Scout.
“I had a couple other schools that fit my playing style, but I went down and visited and spent the weekend coach [Mike] Brey and everything just felt right,” Djogo said.
Notre Dame stumbled upon Djogo, a standout at Orangeville (Can.) Athlete Institute. While in town to visit with 2016 five-star prospect Thon Maker, the Fighting Irish saw and liked the 6-foot-7 wing.
“They came down a month ago to watch Thon and have an in-home visit with Thon,” Djogo said. “I came to the scrimmage and was killing it. I was competing and doing everything that a coach likes to see. He offered me the next day and he’s been in daily contact with me everyday and I went down for a visit.”
Djogo picked Notre Dame over scholarship offers from Butler, UNLV and Tennessee. Wisconsin was also involved in his recruitment.
“I play a certain kind of way with versatility and off ball movement and playing off your own IQ,” Djogo said. “I went to scrimmage with the guys on Friday and they all possess the same qualities. Even in the scrimmage I was flowing real well and it was like I was already part of the team.
“It was both on and off the court I connected with the guys,” he added. “When you have something like that and a program like Notre Dame it was hard to say no to.”
Djogo said his strength is his ability to play multiple positions.
“I can play the one, two, three or four,” he said. “It’s just pure versatility. I can shoot the ball real well. I’m great off the ball because of my basketball IQ and I have a little white boy athleticism.”
Notre Dame now has three commitments in their 2016 recruiting class. Djogo joins John Mooney and Temple Gibbs to make up their current recruiting haul.