Visit triggers commitment talk

Three-star defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji has a commitment date in mind after seeing the Irish for a second time this month.

Defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji made a return visit to Notre Dame on Saturday with his father. The product of Walled Lake, Mich., was offered by Notre Dame last week after he made a strong impression at camp.

“Campus was beautiful, it was great,” Ogundeji said. “There was a lot of tradition, and I loved all of the buildings. On my last visit, I didn’t get to see much of campus, so it was great that I got to do that this time. It was the best campus I have seen so far.”

During the visit Ogundeji talked commitment timelines with Notre Dame defensive line coach Keith Gilmore.

“With coach Gilmore, we talked about where I was in the recruiting process,” Ogundeji said. “I told him that I wanted to talk everything over with my mom and dad, which I plan on doing today when I get back from church. I want to talk to them about what really popped out to me about Notre Dame.

“I will probably let it ride for a little bit and maybe make a decision in the next couple of weeks.”

Ogundeji, who de-committed from Western Michigan in May, also spent one-on-one time with Notre Dame’s head coach.

“Coach Kelly was explaining to me why he offered me and what sets Notre Dame apart from all other schools,” Ogundeji said. “He said he thinks I can make a big impact because they have a lot of big guys right now, but not a lot of them are rush guys. He things I can rush the pass on the edge.”

In addition to Notre Dame, Ogundeji also has offers from California, Miami (Ohio), Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Toledo and Western Michigan.

“Nothing against Western Michigan, but it feels good to be getting looked at by these bigger schools,” Ogundeji said. “It was just about me letting the process play out the correct way.”

There are currently no future visits on Ogundeji’s schedule. This spring, he took visits to Rutgers and Toledo.

Ogundeji is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 67 defensive end in the Class of 2016.


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