According to a statement released via Twitter on Saturday afternoon, linebacker Ovie Oghoufo has committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With a 4-star recruit in Oghoufo making his pledge official, the Irish notably received the school’s fifth commitment from the class of 2018.
“First of all, I would like to thank God for this extraordinary blessing! Secondly, I would like to thank my family for supporting me from the start! Lastly, I would like to thank all the schools that took time in recruiting me and giving me an opportunity to achieve my goals academically as well as athletically.
At this time I would like to end my recruiting process, and announce my full commitment to The University Of Notre Dame.
Please respect my decision and #GoIrish #IrishBouND18”
A Michigan native and attendee of Harrison High School, Oghoufo initially visited South Bend in June as part of a team camp while impressing the program’s staff in the process. Earning as scholarship offer as a result of his performance, the up-and-coming linebacker then returned to Notre Dame on Saturday alongside his parents.
“It was great,” said Oghoufo. “I got to compete and work with some of the coaches. They said that they just really liked my length and my athleticism … I started the day working at the camp and then after that I took a tour around campus with [recruiting coordinator Mike Elston] and [defensive line coach Keith Gilmore]. I also got a chance to meet with the defensive coordinator.”