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2023 Notre Dame RB Commit Jayden Limar Raves About Official

June 14, 2022
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A couple weeks after committing to Notre Dame, Jayden Limar‍ was back in South Bend for his official visit this past weekend.

“It went great,” the 2023 Washington running back said afterward. “I got to hang out with my future teammates a lot and got to hang out with a lot of people on the team currently, so that was cool.”

Limar, who announced his commitment to the Irish on May 26th, was hosted by current Notre Dame running back Audric Estime.

“He’s a really cool dude,” Limar said of Estime. “He treated me very well and talked to me what it’s actually like playing running back for them. He explained that it’s not as complex as it sounds before you get there. He was a really cool guy.”

Limar also had the chance to hang out with many of his fellow 2023 commits, including Braylon James‍, Drayk Bowen‍, Peyton Bowen‍ and Adon Shuler‍.

“It was good to be with all of them,” he said. “We fit great together. We’re basically the same people honestly. We all have the same mindset, so we fit good together.”

Feeling comfortable around his future teammates was a main reason Limar chose the Irish following an April unofficial to South Bend.

“That was one thing I was worried about, not clicking with the people I’m around,” he said. “With football, you can find people who are big-headed and all of that, but we’ve got none of that, so it’s really good.”

As for uncommitted prospects, Limar focused most of his attention on a fellow West Coast prospect, California receiver Rico Flores Jr.

“Rico was the main dude in my group,” he said. “Me and Braylon were with him the whole time. We were on him for sure, trying to get him to see the bigger picture and everything about Notre Dame that he hadn’t seen yet.

“Just telling him that a lot of these programs preach, ‘You’re going to get a good degree. You’re going to go to the NFL.’ The truth is, Notre Dame is the only program that I truly think is 4 For 40 and that you can win a national championship while going to one of the best schools in the country. We were just trying to stress that to him.”

Limar also appreciated the opportunity to spend more time with the Notre Dame coaches, especially Deland McCullough, Tommy Rees and Marcus Freeman.

“They were great,” he said. “I had a good meeting with McCullough. He was talking to me about what he can do for me as a football player and everything. I had a good meeting with Tommy. He explained how we’re going to run our offense when we get there, same thing with Freeman.

“We were talking about what it’s going to be like. I’m coming in early, so he was just talking about how soon it’s going to come up on me and what I’ve got to do to stay focused these last couple months of high school.”

Limar said the Irish staff used former star running back Kyren Williams as an example of how they could use him.

“They want me catching the ball, they want me running the ball,” he explained. “At first, I think it’s going to be a lot of catching because that’s an easier thing to get the hang of rather than learning how to run through schemes and things like that. They see me as an all-around back, not any specific area in the backfield; just run the ball, catch the ball, block.

 “I see similarities with how we run for sure and the way he can catch the ball as well.”

After another visit to South Bend, Limar can’t wait to get back for good.

“It just made me more excited to get there. We all texted in the group chat when we left. Everybody was like, ‘Man, I can’t wait to get back already.’ I’m definitely very excited about my decision to go there.”

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