Notre Dame Irish Commit Justin Ademilola Hearing From UCLA

May 4 -- Notre Dame defensive end commit Justin Ademilola talks about his status and why he likes the Irish so much, and has a few other schools in heavy pursuit, including UCLA...

Schools continue to recruit Notre Dame defensive end commit Justin Ademilola, and during the spring evaluation period several already came through Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep to check on him.

Ohio StateAlabama and UCLA are three of the schools still showing a lot of interest in the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Ademilola, but he is not putting much stock in those conversations.

"Basically, I tell them I'm committed to the Irish right now, 100 percent committed to ND," Ademilola said.

And when those schools inquire through Marauders coach Rich Hansen, the message is the same.

"For me," Ademilola said, "I tell him if any schools come in, tell them I'm committed to Notre Dame and just stop it there."

Ademilola's brother, Irish commit Jayson Ademilola, is also being recruited hard by several schools, including Ohio State, Alabama and Stanford

Both were at Notre Dame's spring game, and Justin spent time with defensive coordinator Mike Elko and defensive line coach Mike Elston to learn more about how the Irish's new-look defense fits his style and ability.

"It was fun being around the players, the coaches, watching their new scheme with coach Elko and coach Elston," Ademilola said. "It was a fun experience. I'm going there for drop defensive end. That's what Daelin Hayes plays, so it fits my ability. It's a stand-up D-end, rush off the side, drop into coverage. It's good stuff. "

The return to campus also solidified Ademilola's feeling about the school away from football.

"It's the academics and what it brings," he said. "I plan to study business in college, and the business program is one of the best in the country."

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