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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

KVA Set With Decision, Excited For Future At Notre Dame

January 9, 2024

Good luck trying to get him to acknowledge it, but if you watch Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa‍ closely enough, you’ll come away convinced the future Notre Dame linebacker is usually having a lot of fun.

Despite the serious exterior, whether Viliamu-Asa is subtly crushing his future teammate’s chest with a punch as he walks by or causing a stir on social media by liking specific tweets, you just know the 2024 California linebacker is laughing on the inside.

Of course, he won’t admit it, which somehow makes it even funnier.

“Just being me,” Viliamu-Asa says stoically, giving away nothing.

He won’t break character to say he got even the slightest kick out of setting social media ablaze by wearing gear of other college football teams.

“I just be wearing whatever gloves I have, the only cleats I have, and I just be myself on social media,” he says.

“It's just me.”

He even expresses a sense of annoyance about some of the reactions he generates.

“I don't really pay attention to it,” he says honestly. “They just all up in my business.”

Despite so many outsiders claiming knowledge that he would end up elsewhere - both before and after his July announcement for the Irish - Viliamu-Asa remains set on his future in South Bend.

It’s a decision that he finalized alone on a retreat to the mountains this summer.

“It was a great opportunity to get away from social media, get away from my phone, get away from anybody telling me what they think I should do and just get in my right head space, have an opportunity to get one-on-one with God and seek His will for my life,” Viliamu-Asa says. 

He was grateful for the chance to attend any of his finalists - Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC.

“It was just a blessing to have that opportunity to go to any of those three schools, to have an opportunity to get to know the coaching staffs, travel up to those schools, and I was just humbled to be able to be in that position,” he says.

But in the end, it came back to the total package the Irish could offer.

“I didn't have to compromise and I know I'm going to get the best of both worlds. Regardless of if football works out or not, I'm going to be able to lean back on my degree, lean back on the education, the resources at Notre Dame and the relationships that I'm going to have.”

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