Bishop Hendricken defensive end Jason Onye committed to Notre Dame on Thursday. The 6-5 245 pound defensive end had 17 offers and picked Notre Dane over the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College, Arizona, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Tennessee.
— Jason Onye (@jason_onye) May 7, 2020
Onye cited several reasons as to why he chose Notre Dame.
“It’s a family setting,” said Onye, “The atmosphere, the tradition of good football, the eduction, and the degree you’ll get after college.” (24/7 Sports, Irish Illustrated)
Onye’s relationship with Notre Dame defensive line coach Mike Elston was also a factor in Onye’s decision to commit to the Irish.
“We have the strongest relationship I have compared to all of the coaches,” said Onye. “He tells me how it is and how he can develop me. I like that. We have a really strong relationship.” (24/7 Sports, Irish Illustrated.)
Onye is the third Hawk to commit to a power five program in the last five years joining Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye and Georgia offensive tackle Xavier Truss.
Coach Keith Croft and his staff have built a power house program that is the best in the state of Rhode Island and among the best in New England.
We are very happy for you Jason. RI is a small state, but our players and coaches can play and compete with others from around the country. Players and coaches from across our state, dream big, celebrate in this, you all help to make our program better because of what you do. https://t.co/UDtqRzehnF
— Head Coach Keith Croft (@hendrickenfb) May 7, 2020
You can expect even more Power 5 schools to start flocking to the Hendricken campus now. The Hawks have some intriguing young talent coming up.