Notre Dame Commitment Profile: 2020 LB/DE Jordan Botelho
Notre Dame has added Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis defensive end Jordan Botelho to its 2020 recruiting class. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder announced his commitment to the Fighting Irish on Twitter.
Botelho is ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Hawaii. Rivals.com lists Botelho as an outside linebacker, but he is expected to come to South Bend to play the drop end position, which is similar to the hybrid role that he plays for St. Louis.
This past weekend, Botelho used his first official visit to check out Notre Dame. He came to South Bend with both of his parents and they all left very impressed.
The top highlight of Botelho's visit this past weekend was a film room session with Mike Elston, and Botelho learned about his role at the "drop" position in Clark Lea's defense. He also enjoyed a Saturday night barbecue at Brian Polian's home.
OFFER LIST: Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Washington, Wisconsin Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas State, Utah, Oregon State, Washington State
STATS: According to Botelho's HUDL page, he accumulated 15+ sacks, four touchdowns, and four forced fumbles in 2018. Botelho helped lead St. Louis to an undefeated season, capped with a state championship. They allowed 20+ points just four teams last season.
ANALYSIS: "Botelho is an explosive edge rusher that shows a strong burst off the edge, top-notch agility and an excellent motor. Once his repertoire improves his game will explode. The St. Louis standout is a strong run defender and has experience as a coverage player as well."
"I'm a huge fan of his versatility as well. While he projects well at the drop spot, the position Notre Dame is recruiting him to play, his combination of size, foot quickness, physicality and instincts project well to the Mike linebacker position as well."
"You have to love that kind of versatility, which fits in quite well with his athletic skills, physicality, attitude, production and fit." - Blue & Gold Illustrated Football Analyst Bryan Driskell
HE SAID IT: "My favorite part [of the Notre Dame visit] was probably the coach's meeting with Coach Elston -- when he showed me my film and compared it to his players. He'd show me a clip of me making a play and then his players doing the same thing. The position I'll play is very similar to what I'm playing right now; I really enjoyed that." - Botelho on ND official visit
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