Notre Dame has a tradition of landing major recruits from Hawaii. Four-star linebacker/defensive end Jordan Botelho is the latest to uphold that custom.
Botelho, who plays for Honolul (Hi.) St. Louis, announced his commitment to the Fighting Irish moments ago. His decision comes on the heels of an official visit to South Bend last weekend.
According to 247Sports, Botelho projects as a "Drop" end in Notre Dame's defensive scheme. He is ranked as the No. 1 player in Hawaii and the No. 105 player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
Botelho is the seventh player from the 2020 class to commit to Notre Dame.
With his commitment, Botelho joins the recent lineage of Fighting Irish players from Hawaii, including former All-American linebacker Manti Te'o, current standout safety Alohi Gilman, current defensive tackle Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, former wide receiver Robby Toma and late defensive tackle Kona Schwenke.
Incoming 2019 linebacker Marist Liufau also hails from Hawaii.
Notre Dame is coming off a 12-1 campaign which included an undefeated regular season and a berth in the College Football Playoff, where the Fighting Irish lost to eventual national champion Clemson.