In his 26-year career as the head coach at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., Rich Hansen has developed his share of elite prospects, including Irish sophomore Brandon Wimbush.
Hansen, the school’s all-time winningest coach at 218-56-1, has several more blue chip prospects on his current roster. Two of them — Jayson and Justin Ademilola — committed to Notre Dame on Saturday.
“First of all, they're kids that are just scraping the iceberg,” Hansen said. “They're only rising juniors so my goal is to make them great high school players, but I think that they're physically gifted kids and I think it's a great fit for Notre Dame.”
The Ademilola twins camped at Notre Dame on Saturday with the hopes of landing Irish offers.
The offer came on Sunday and the twins quickly ended the recruiting process.
“They're bright kids,” Hansen said. “Education is important to them. They're both very athletic and physically gifted kids. I'm just happy they were so comfortable with the Notre Dame family.”
Jayson, a 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, is being recruited as an interior defensive lineman.
“He's come a long way,” Hansen said. “First of all, he's 280 pounds right now. He came in at about 230 so he's put on some really good weight and he hasn't lost any athleticism. He moves well for a big boy and he'll grow. He's only going to be a junior, so he's got time and he's going to grow.”
Justin, a 6-foot-3, 245-pounder, is projected as a rush linebacker who has the versatility to move up to defensive line in certain packages.
“Justin is really athletic,” Hansen said. “He uses his hands really well, both of them do. They use their hands, they're smart and they have good motors. I'm excited for them.”