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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2024 LB Bodie Kahoun Excited About Notre Dame Offer, Upcoming Visit

February 15, 2023

Bodie Kahoun‍ had a good reason to be excused from class last week.

The 2024 Virginia linebacker hopped on a phone call with Notre Dame defensive coordinator Al Golden who extended an offer on behalf of the Irish.

“It was awesome to receive it,” Kahoun told Irish Sports Daily. “I was very excited.

“I mean, it's Notre Dame, it's a great school. It's a great football team, great culture everywhere, like all around.”

The Patrick Henry High School standout actually lived in Zionsville, Ind., for 10 years.

“So, getting to go back up to Indiana, my home state, that's pretty cool to do,” said Kahoun.

And he will be back next month, when he heads to South Bend to check out a spring practice on March 22nd.

“I want to really see the campus and learn more about the culture of the team,” the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder said. “I'd like to see how the linebackers move around, how they play, and how strong they are. I'm also getting recruited for the lacrosse team, so I would go up there and talk to the lacrosse team too.”

Kahoun is currently committed to Ohio State for lacrosse and says the idea of playing both sports in college is “an option.”

“But I definitely have to look into that with the family,” he added. “Because of scheduling, it'd just be a lot to take in, but it's definitely something I would look forward to.”

Kahoun saw his recruitment explode in recent weeks, gathering offers not just from the Irish, but Virginia Tech, Tennessee and NC State, in part due to a switch from safety to linebacker.

A fractured wrist limited Kahoun to just five games at his new position this year, but that was enough to catch the attention of Golden and others.

“I didn't know I was going to get any of these football options,” he acknowledged. “So I committed for lacrosse quickly because I thought that would be my only option.

“I was very lucky to get all these opportunities for football, and I'm just looking forward to getting more.”

Kahoun has played both sports the about the same amount of time, but admits “you just can’t beat football.”

“You are supposed to go hit people for fun,” he continued. “That's my favorite part of it.”

Prior to getting to South Bend, Kahoun will make stops at Tennessee and Penn State next month as well.

He doesn’t intend to let the process play out very long, though.

“I hope to have my decision made before the end of school really,” he said. “April area, around then.”

And he knows what he’s looking for in a school.

“Really just how they play, the culture, the history of the team. I like the bigger school. I like the kind of city feel. But really just looking for the best place I can play ball.”

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