DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji

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Measurables: 6-4, 215             

School: Walled Lake (Mich.) Central

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 32 in Mich.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 39 WDE.

Notable numbers: Ogundeji totaled 20 tackles and five tackles for a loss in four games as a senior. He was forced to sit out the rest of the season with a partial MCL tear in his right knee.

First scholarship offer: Western Michigan.

Best advice I received through the recruiting process: Keep working hard because colleges will always find you.

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Honest.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: A lot of stress.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: When I walked onto campus for my unofficial visit.

My secret off-the-field talent: I’m pretty good at soccer juggling.

Song on my iPod I’m embarrassed to tell people about: “22” by Taylor Swift.

Sports idol: Muhammad Ali.

Preferred social media: Instagram and Snapchat.

Favorite football accomplishment: Winning the district title as a junior.

Dream job (other than the NFL): Engineer.

Defensive line coach Keith Gilmore on Ogundeji: “He’s a powerful young man. Great length. Great range. He’s got to be polished up a little bit, but he brings some intangibles that are unlike a lot of guys. We’re really excited about Ade and his future here at Notre Dame.”

What did Gilmore see in Ogundeji when he evaluated him? "The biggest thing was that he was a very competitive kid. He brings a competitive spirit. He has a great work ethic. Like I mentioned earlier, his length. He’s a phenomenal kid that we. He’s got a big wing span. He wears an 18 shoe. He has very low body fat. As he progresses as you coach him up, he’ll get to where you want him to be. He was a relentless pass rusher. I just felt like the biggest thing is that he’s going to have to gain bulk and strength."

Notre Dame DE commit Adetokunbo Ogundeji. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)