Notre Dame football top legacy target visit comments spark excitement

Notre Dame football targets top LB legacy Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng, sparking excitement with official visit. Will he carry on the tradition?

Notre Dame football knows all about legacy. The Fighting Irish program is one of the best known and best loved programs all over the world. It stands to reason then, that the Notre Dame coaches understand how important it is to bring in legacy prospects whenever they can. With one commit in the 2025 class that counts as a legacy prospect in Jerome Bettis Jr. Now they look like they're in very good shape with another one.

Over the weekend, OLB Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng announced he's taking an official visit to South Bend later this spring. In the process, he made it clear that he's liked everything he's seen from the Fighting Irish staff. Owusu-Boateng comes from good football stock, considering he's the younger brother of former Irish and current Cleveland Browns defender Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

"I can see myself playing at NotreDame. My brother went there, and he succeeded. Why not follow that legacy and carry that legacy on?" The top-rated outside linebacker prospect told Rivals' Tyler James.

The 4-star prospect, who is among the top 100 prospects by most of the major recruiting services, will examine just how much he needs to carry on that legacy when he comes to town next month. Owusu-Boateng will be in South Bend from June 7 to June 9 and it's a safe bet that Marcus Freeman and company will be rolling out the red carpet big time.

Notre Dame football legacy prospect can see himself playing in South Bend

In speaking to Irish Breakdown, it's possible to read into Owusu-Boateng's comments that he might have already made his mind up, even if he hasn't officially committed. 

"There’s nothing in particular I’m most excited to see to be honest,” he said. "I just want to walk the halls and confirm South Bend is for me!”

While there's long been a thought that Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng was leaning towards Notre Dame football, the idea he's just confirming the school is right for him, should get people pretty fired  up.