Notre Dame football recruiting has been stellar and the latest sign of that is a 2024 commit being considered among the finalists for the Butkus Award.
If you needed another reason to feel good about the future of Notre Dame football, look no further than Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa. The linebacker out of St. John Bosco in California is already one of the top prospects at his position in the 2024 class. Now he’s in line to earn a very prestigious award.
Earlier this week, Viliamu-Asa was named by Tom Lemming as one of the five finalists for the Dick Butkus Award. This honor goes to the top linebacker in high school football.
The 4-star prospect was joined on the list by Sammy Brown, Payton Pierce, Brayden Platt and Justin Williams. All four of the other finalists were offered by Notre Dame but chose to go elsewhere.
Brown is committed to newish Notre Dame football rival, Clemson, Pierce is set to be an Ohio State Buckeye, Platt is headed to Oregon, and the new-look Big Ten, and Williams is a Georgia Bulldogs commit.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Viliamu-Asa is wrapping up a brilliant senior season In 12 games, he has notched 108 tackles,13 tackles for loss, 3 pass breakups, 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception.
His St. John Bosco team has one game left on the schedule as they will take on Mater Dei in the California/Southern Section Division I playoffs championship game on Friday night.
Notre Dame football commit gets a prestigious nod
Win or lose, the Fighting Irish commit has earned himself all the plaudits he’s gotten and will continue to get once the season is over.