Notre Dame football: Which early signing day recruit will make the biggest impact?

While the Notre Dame football team signed several transfers, there's some high school kids who could make a massive impact in 2024.
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St. John Bosco, CA. Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa. LB. 443. 4-star. player. . Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa. Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa.

Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa looks like the kind of linebacker that can be a difference maker almost immediately. If there is a defender in Marcus Freeman’s 2024 class, it’s going to be the St. John Bosco product.

Viliamu-Asa was the 6th ranked linebacker in the entire class and the 5th ranked player out of the state of California, according to On3. Part of Viliamu-Asa’s attractiveness is that he will almost certainly be able to stay on the field for all three downs. He’s got a pass-rush ability that might get him slotted into Marist Liufau’s role.

While he will almost certainly get a shot to see the field a lot in 2024, he’ll also be able to lean on the return of Jack Kiser in order to find a spot that he’ll be most comfortable. The fact that he’s versatile will also allow for the 6-foot-3, 227 pound linebacker to move all over the field and play where the Notre Dame football team needs him.

It stands to reason that when his career in South Bend is over, he will almost certainly have played more than one position, but it’s likely that he’ll end up at middle linebacker by the time he’s ready to wrap up his college career.