The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will, once again, take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2021 season.
#23, Litchfield Ajavon, Safety
Litchfield Ajavon committed to the Irish on April 21, 2018. He selected Notre Dame over offers from Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. The only official visit he took was to Notre Dame. Ajavon was rated as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports Composite rankings. 247Sports ranked him as the 6th best player in Virginia and the 19th best safety prospect in the class of 2019. He attended Episcopal High School and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. He currently stands 6’ 0’’ and weighs 198 lbs.
Ajavon saw limited snaps twice during the 2019 campaign, playing against Bowling Green and Duke. He did not record a statistic in either game. As a result of playing in less than four games, he was able to preserve his redshirt season.
During the 2020 season, Ajavon saw the field in 4 games but did not record a statistic.
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Everyone has seen a Pizza Hut commercial, and everyone knows the Pizza Hut logo. However, who has ever actually eaten there before? I can say the only time I have ever eaten at Pizza Hut was when I was in Taiwan and in desperate search of any kind of American food I could find. Similarly, most Irish fans know of Ajavon. As a 4-star defensive back, people were expecting big contributions from him. However, the first two years of his Irish career have been extremely forgettable, and no one is really sure what we have in him due to his sparse playing time.
With Kyle Hamilton holding down the free safety position and DJ Brown and Houston Griffth set to rotate at the stud safety, playing time appears to be scarce for Ajavon heading into the 2021 season. His best bet for becoming a consistent contributor for the Irish appears to be on special teams. While there has not been any reports of this, it would not be surprising to see Ajavon enter the transfer portal now that spring practice has concluded in hopes of finding more playing time at another school.