The Notre Dame Fighting Irish got the pledge of another of its top prospects on their recruiting board when Georgia safety, Kyle Hamilton, committed to Notre Dame on Tuesday.
Very excited to announce that I am committed to The University of Notre Dame! Thank you to everyone that has helped me get to this point. Go Irish☘️! #FightClub19 pic.twitter.com/W3KHvNPZjC— Kyle Hamilton (@kham316) April 24, 2018
Hamilton is another “3 Star prospect” with the offer list of a 5 Star player - and the Irish are treating him as such, because they love what Hamilton brings to the table. He was a first team all-state player in Georgia last year, and his frame, speed, and athleticism is exactly what you want in a play-making safety.
Hamilton chose the Irish over a huge pile of offers including the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Clemson Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Stanford Cardinal - and many, many more.
Hamilton is the second safety to commit to the 2019 class, and new safeties coach, Terry Joseph, is largely responsible for both Hamilton’s and Litchfield Ajavon’s commitments. These are big time commitments that Notre Dame is getting in April - but continued success in their senior season’s will mean that Notre Dame will have to lock them down completely until signing day in December.
This is the 8th commitment for Notre Dame for the 2019 class, and the 5th in 5 days (more on that later). It’s clear that Notre Dame is surging with a ton of momentum right now, and with a few big targets left that will make spring decisions, the Irish will press even harder to keep making this already impressive class even better.
2019 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart
|Quarterback||Brendon Clark||Phil Jurkovec*||Ian Book*|
|Running Back||Kyren Williams||Jahmir Smith*, C'Bo Flemister*||Jafar Armstrong*||Tony Jones Jr.*|
|Tight End||⭐️||George Takacs*, Tommy Tremble*||Cole Kmet, Brock Wright|
|Wide Receiver||Cam Hart, Kendall Abdur-Rahman||Micah Jones*, Kevin Austin, Braden Lenzy*, Lawrence Keys III*, Joe Wilkins Jr.*||Michael Young, Isaiah Robertson||Chase Claypool, Javon McKinley*||Chris Finke|
|Center||Zeke Correll||Jarrett Patterson*||Trevor Ruhland|
|Guard||John Olmstead||John Dirksen*||Dillan Gibbons*, Aaron Banks*||Tommy Kraemer*|
|Tackle||Andrew Kristofic, Quinn Carroll||Cole Mabry*||Robert Hainsey, Josh Lugg*||Liam Eichenberg*|
|Defensive Tackle||Jacob Lacey, Hunter Spears||Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin*||Kurt Hinish, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa*|
|Defensive End||Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Isaiah Foskey||Justin Ademilola*, Ovie Oghoufo*||Kofi Wardlow*||Ade Ogundeji*, Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara, Jamir Jones|
|Linebacker||Jack Kiser, Osi Ekwonu, Marist Luifau, JD Bertrand||Matt Bauer, Jack Lamb*, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala||Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah*||Jonathan Jones*||Asmar Bilal|
|Safety||Litchfield Ajavon, Kyle Hamilton||D.J. Brown*||Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman*|
|Cornerback||K.J. Wallace, Isaiah Rutherford||Tariq Bracy, Houston Griffith||Avery Davis*||Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn||Shaun Crawford**|
|Specialists||Jay Bramblett||John Doerer||John Shannon*|
|22/85 (22)||46/85 (24)||63/85 (17)||80/85 (17)||84/85 (4)|