Notre Dame Lands Four-Star Jordan Botelho
Notre Dame's 2020 recrutiing class is on a roll.
The latest verbal commitment gained by Brian Kelly's program comes from Jordan Botelho, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound four-star outside linebacker/defensive end from Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis.
Botelho gives Notre Dame its seventh commitment of the 2020 class, and six of the seven Fighting Irish pledges are ranked as four-star prospects. Botelho, who is projected to play the hybrid "drop" end position, joins Aidan Keanaaina and Alexander Ehrensberger on Notre Dame's early defensive line commitment list.
Botelho's commitment comes just a few days after taking an official visit to Notre Dame. The coaching staff made their pitch very clear to Botelho.
"[They told me] that they really want me there, that Notre Dame could be my home, and it's just a great place to be," Botelho told Blue & Gold Illustrated following his visit.
And Botelho clearly believes all things as he's now a Notre Dame pledge.
The top highlight of Botelho's visit was a film room session with his future position coach Mike Elston.
"My favorite part was probably the coach's meeting with Coach Elston -- when he showed me my film and compared it to his players," Hawaii's No. 1 recruit said "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's parents were pleased with their time in South Bend and are on board with their son attending Notre Dame.
"(My dad) was blown away and really enjoyed it. (My mom) really loved it there too," Botelho said.
Botelho picked Notre Dame over 20+ other offers, including Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and USC.