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2025 OL Jon Adair Loves Notre Dame Trip

June 6, 2023

Jon Adair‍ made his first trip to South Bend for Notre Dame’s Irish Invasion on Sunday and the 2025 Tennessee offensive lineman was not disappointed.

“I loved it,” Adair told Irish Sports Daily afterward. “I loved the campus and the facilities are next level. We got to walk in the locker room and then go in the stadium and it was nice.”

Irish offensive line coach Joe Rudolph also made a strong impression on the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder.

“I loved meeting Coach Rudolph, I really like him,” Adair said. “I liked how he was invested with the players and there were times where kids would mess up, but he wouldn't get mad. He would just calm down and kind of get them right and calm, stay with a level head.

“And I liked the way he was a funny guy too.”

The Lipscomb Academy standout also enjoyed getting to see the South Bend campus.

“I loved it,” he said. “I want to go to a school with a more condensed campus, like what Notre Dame has, where it's not throughout the city, it's all in one area. The campus is really together and it's gorgeous. It's beautiful and all the history and all the old buildings. It's a gorgeous campus.”

Adair already has offers from schools like Kentucky, Florida State and Purdue among others.

He felt he performed well in the pass protection drills and the staff told him as much.

The Nashville native plans to return to South Bend in the coming months.

“I'm going to come up for a game this fall and then we're going to see, just play it by ear after that and see what happens,” he said.

It’s obvious Notre Dame is a school he has legit interest in.

“They're one of the greatest teams of the history of college football and also the academics,” he said. “Academics are important to me and they have everything; a really good football team, really good facilities and a fan base that is next level. Then with the academics, it's the whole package.”

Adair will head to Virginia next and then Alabama.

Adair’s father played center at Vanderbilt, his uncle played tackle and Georgia and his grandfather played tackle at Florida, so he’s had quite the support system to lean on.

“Just make the right decision for what you want,” he said of the advice he’s received. “Everyone's different and try not to get influenced by the coaching staffs because they're recruiting you, but at the end of the day, it's your decision. You’ve got to be selfish about it, do what's right for you.

“It's great to have all that hard work pay off in the weight room and such. Then it's finally paying off because I wasn't noticed and now a lot of people are noticing me.”

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