Jayson Ademilola – DT – 6’3, 286 lbs. – Jersey City, NJ – St. Peter’s Prep
Composite Rankings: #242 Overall/ #21 DT/ #5 NJ
How sweet it is for Brian Kelly to have landed twin brothers that fill two big needs on his defense?
Jayson Ademilola put up dominate numbers against stiff competition in his junior year – 86 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss,11.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
23.5 tackles for loss is very impressive. Notre Dame will benefit greatly from having a disruptive force in the interior of their defense to go along with ’17 crown jewel Darnell Ewell. I could see the two of them being a nightmarish combo for opposing defenses for years to come.
What excites me the most from Jayson’s film is his ability as a pass rusher. St. Peter’s Prep plays in a very competitive league and their coaching staff does a great job of putting Jayson in position to make plays.
They line him up at defensive end and he shows great pad level and ability to beat blockers with strength as well as an arsenal of pass rush moves. He has long arms that he uses to create separation and to bat down balls.
Jayson Ademilola also has quick feet which allow him to change direction and close in on ball carriers.
He’s a punishing tackler with great form and wraps up well. Many large high school defensive lineman rely on their size to knock down call carriers but don’t wrap up. Jayson does.
Although the twins have received offers from many of the top Power 5 programs, including SEC teams, it seems they are quite firm in their commitments to Notre Dame. I’d personally be shocked if they ended up anywhere other than South Bend.