Oghoufo Gets Glimpse At ND Future

February 12, 2017

Ovie Oghoufo wanted to get back to South Bend for Notre Dame’s Junior Day this weekend to get the chance to spend time with his future teammates and coaches and that’s exactly what the 2018 Irish commit was able to do.

“It was great,” said the Michigan linebacker, pictured above with defensive coordinator Mike Elko and Michigan defensive back Kalon Gervin.

“It was amazing. I had a great experience meeting up with players, coaches, commits, recruits. It was great.”

The Harrison High School standout pointed to the continued building of relationships himself and his fellow 2018 commits, Jayson and Justin Ademilola, Bo Bauer, Markese Stepp and Phil Jurkovec, who were all on campus as well.

“I pretty much know all of the coaches, but it was my first time seeing some of the coaches,” Oghoufo said. “The bonding I had with some of the commits and current players and just getting information for the future.

“I hung out a lot with Markese and the twins the most, but I also saw Phil and Bo. We were with CJ Holmes, Isaiah Robertson, Tony Jones and DJ Morgan.”

His meetings with the defensive coaches gave him a glimpse of what could be in store for him when he arrives at Notre Dame for good.

“As far as position, they see me playing either Buck or the Rover position, the safety/linebacker position,” Oghoufo said. “It’s not engraved in stone yet, but when I get there, we’ll see what happens, how big I am and how fast I could move and all of that.”

The coaching staff sees him a versatile player.

“They like my athleticism a lot,” he said. “They like the way I’m very, very athletic and very versatile on the field. It gives them a lot of spots to me in. They like my length and my ability to run.”

And Oghoufo appreciates being appreciated.

“I like it, going into a great university where the coaches really love you and show a lot of love, they’re determined about the future, they lay it down with everything,” he said. “I just want to get in there and whatever they want to do with me, they can do with me.”

He expects to be back in South Bend in a couple months.

“I think the next time I come down will probably be for the spring game, I don’t know, but I think that’ll probably be the next time.”

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