Elite DE recruit Oluwole Betiku still planning Notre Dame visit


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Oluwole Betiku committed to UCLA in August, but he still has his eyes on a Notre Dame visit.

However, Betiku won't be a part of Notre Dame's long visitors list this weekend for the USC game. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end recruit said Monday he plans to speak with Irish associate head coach Mike Denbrock this week to look at potential dates for an official visit.

Betiku said the visit could happen Nov. 14 for the Wake Forest game or after the season. He made an official visit to Florida State last weekend and will be at Texas A&M on Saturday.

247Sports slates Betiku as a five-star prospect, the No. 1 weakside defensive and No. 6 overall in the 2016 class. Rivals rates him as a four-star recruit, the No. 4 strongside defensive end and No. 36 regardless of position.

Through seven games in his senior season at Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra, Betiku recorded 37 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks.

Elite defensive end recruit Oluwole Betiku plans to make an official visit to Notre Dame. (Photo courtesy of Nike)