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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Signed | Three-Star DE Jason Onye

December 16, 2020

Defensive End Jason Onye‍ 

ISD: 87 - Three-Star 
Composite: 86.8 - Three-Star

6’5 - 245
Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)

Mike Elston

Recruitment Rundown
The NCAA shutting down visits made Onye drag out his recruitment a little bit longer than expected. Onye was expected to make his first visit to Notre Dame in March, but that never happened because of the pandemic. Onye and Notre Dame took a leap of faith as he committed to the Irish on May 7th without ever visiting the campus. The three-star prospect did end up making a trip to South Bend at the end of the summer to walk the campus and see his future home. Onye, much like many of Notre Dame’s commitments, has been active on the recruiting trail to help recruit other prospects since his commitment. 

Bishop Hendricken head coach Keith Croft
“You’re getting a kid with a tremendous amount of upside who I think realizes his potential. He’s going to be a hard worker and a model citizen. He’s a class act. He’s a kid I think is a perfect fit for Notre Dame.”

ISD expert Jamie Uyeyama
This is exactly why Onye is someone Notre Dame is willing to take despite being so raw. His ceiling is for him to be an NFL Draft pick and an absolute beast. With proper coaching and work in Notre Dame’s strength and conditioning program, he could develop into a monster.

Size, twitch, and motor check three important boxes that some may never check. He has to put all of the other parts of his game together, but it would not be surprising to see him make a leap as a senior and then ascend up the ladder over a few years at Notre Dame.

He has the potential to be a starter and a very good one. I see him at end to start, but he could grow into a 3-technique defensive tackle or play their on passing downs.

Favorite quote to ISD
“It was crazy. It exceeded my expectations. I saw it on a virtual tour, but that wasn’t anything compared to what I saw in person.”

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