Notre Dame adds another 4-star commitment in 2019 safety Litchfield Ajavon

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Saturday's theme was Notre Dame's future.

First, fans caught a glimpse of the 2018 Irish at the annual Blue-Gold Game inside Notre Dame Stadium, a 47-44 victory for the Blue squad.

Then, roughly 30 minutes after the glorified practice concluded, 4-star 2019 safety Litchfield Ajavon announced his verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

Ajavon — a 6-foot, 185-pound athlete from Alexandria, Va. — has visited South Bend three times since being offered a scholarship more than a year ago, with the most recent trip occurring last week.

Apparently, Ajavon saw enough to be sold on the Irish.

The feeling goes both ways.

"He's an outstanding athlete," CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming told the Tribune this month. "He has terrific confidence. He's an all-around ball player. When you watch him, he's a guy that can play corner or safety."

The Episcopal High School standout, who is being recruited by the Irish as a safety, is ranked as the No. 5 safety in the 2019 class by Rivals and the No. 12 athlete by 247Sports. 

Ajavon is Notre Dame's fifth commit in the 2019 class, joining four-star offensive lineman John Olmstead — who announced his pledge on Friday — as well as defensive linemen Hunter Spears and Jacob Lacey and cornerback K.J. Wallace.

The Irish could soon add to that list, with four-star offensive lineman Quinn Carroll taking an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend. He's joined by 2019 wide receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman and defensive end Howard Cross III on unofficial visits.

100% committed, can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life! pic.twitter.com/aOTMNaovqX

— Litchfield Ajavon (@litch_ajavon) April 21, 2018

Four-star safety Litchfield Ajavon, a 2019 recruit, attended Notre Dame's win over Miami (Ohio) in September. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)