Jamabo Takes Visit, Talks Leader

SEP. 25 -- Scout.com caught up with the Top 50 national prospect, Sotonye Jamabo, to talk about his official visit to Notre Dame and some of the other top schools that remain on his list. Has an early leader emerged?

Sotonye Jamabo, a 6-foot-2.5, 203-pound running back is off to a quick start this season after splitting some carries with D1 running back signee Auston Anderson at Plano (Texas) West last season.

So far Jamabo is leading DFW area 6A with 13 touchdowns while rushing for 789 yards in three games, averaging more than four scores and 263 yards per contest.

During the team's bye week Jamabo, who is one of the most heavily recruited players in the country, had a chance to head to South Bend to take his first of five official visits. Notre Dame beat Michigan 31-0.

"Just getting to see the game experience that was the most important part for me," Jamabo explained. "I was really excited to get to see the game, the atmosphere was crazy. That was just awesome for me."

The highlight was getting to spend time with the players and as he mentioned getting to see just what the game day atmosphere was all about.

"You get to go out with the team," Jamabo began as he explained the highlights. "That is the coolest part. You get to go to the game, I had not gotten the chance to go to a game at Notre Dame."

"Just how they treat you. On the official visits they roll out the red carpet, so that was the coolest part."

While in Indiana, he spent time with some of the other Texans on the Fighting Irish roster and a former Scout four-star was his host.

"Torii Hunter Jr. was my host, it's obvious they had to give me him," Jamabo exclaimed! "He told me everything I already knew. Tradition, great football and all of that. I was happy. I was satisfied with the visit. I had a great time."

Jamabo, who is rated as the No. 42 overall recruit in the country, still has five other schools on his list and has one more official visit already planned.

"Arizona State, Oregon, Baylor, Texas A&M and UCLA," Jamabo reported. "UCLA is my next official visit on October 11th unless I schedule another one (before then)."

At the end of our interview I asked Jamabo if he had a leader and if that leader was Notre Dame. You could tell that he was thinking it over at first, before cementing up his statement on the question.

"Yeah you could say that," Jamabo answered if ND had moved in to the lead post-official visit.

"Yeah, yeah definitely."

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