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Owusu-Koramoah talks Irish, Spartans

Three-star safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah committed to Virginia in October but late offers from Notre Dame and Michigan State changed everything. Now, he’ll visit Notre Dame over the weekend then choose between the Irish and Spartans.

Three-star safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah thought he ended the recruiting process in October when he committed to Virginia.

Michigan State and Notre Dame had other ideas and extended late scholarship offers which prompted the 6-foot-3, 197-pounder from Hampton, Va., to back off that pledge.

He officially visited Michigan State last week and will be in South Bend on Thursday for a two-day visit at Notre Dame. After that, he’ll pick either the Irish or Spartans.

“Basically, I’ll sit down and pray about it,” Owusu-Koramoah said. “I just need to take some time and see what is the best fit for me. Both of the universities are great schools. Whichever one I don't choose, I appreciate them giving me this opportunity.”

Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly both visited with Owusu-Koramoah recently and both schools have a lot to offer.

“I like that Michigan State has consistency in the coaching staff,” Owusu-Koramoah said. “I think they'll be there for a while. They have a history of winning. The team, basically, everybody is like a family. The head coach, I got to spend some time with him playing two games, chess and pool.

“Notre Dame has a tradition of winning and a tradition of being a top notch school. They had a down year this year but they have a new coaching staff that came in from Wake Forest, which was recruiting me.”

Owusu-Koramoah’s familiarity with new Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko and linebackers coach Clark Lea could help the Irish cause.

“I'm very familiar with those two coaches, coach Elko and coach Lea,” Owusu-Koramoah said. “They are two guys that are very energetic and very involved. They're students of the game and they just love the game. They're teachers of the game too.”

Notre Dame is recruiting Owusu-Koramoah to fill the rover position, which will enable him to play safety and also roll up to provide run support.

“I love it actually,” he said. “It's one of the positions I like.”

Owusu-Koramoah will travel to South Bend with his brother/guardian.


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