Next up in the player profile series is sophomore defensive lineman Ade Ogundeji. He is from West Bloomfield, Michigan where he attended Walled Lake Central High School. Ogundeji stands at 6’4.5 and weighs in at 251 lbs.
In 2016 as a freshman, Ade Ogundeji did not see any action for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He spent the season redshirting and playing on the scout team. His goal was to get healthy after an injury his senior year of high school and to add weight in the weight room. Ogundeji could see his first action in 2017.
Three Things To Know About Ade Ogundeji:
- His full first name is a mouthful, Adetokunbo, so it is best to keep it short and call him Ade.
- He came into college at Notre Dame at just 17 years old.
- He did not play football until his freshman year of high school.
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2017 Season Outlook:
The term “project” should be associated with Ade Ogundeji. His outlook is 2017 is not one that envisions significant playing time. Ogundeji will still be buried on the depth chart. This is a player to look at in 2019. He will only be a sophomore this season. Ogundeji could be an impact player by year 4 and 5. He is a type of football player that Notre Dame should target more often in recruiting. He came in as an undersized defensive lineman who needs to add a lot of weight and get experience playing against higher level competition. Ogundeji could see his first playing time in a Notre Dame uniform this season in mop up duty, but this doesn’t mean he is an interesting future along Notre Dame’s defensive line.