Saint Louis LB Jordan Botelho says he’s Notre Dame bound

Saint Louis linebacker Jordan Botelho (12) has been a dominant force going all the way back to his first games as a sophomore in 2017. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Four months before his senior season will begin, the No. 1-ranked prospect in Hawaii in the class of 2020 has already made up his mind for college.

Jordan Botelho, the No. 3-ranked inside linebacker prospect in the country and No. 105 overall according to 247Sports, announced on social media has has committed to Notre Dame.

He later spoke with Hawaii Prep World, which you can read here.

Botelho, a Star-Advertiser All-State first team selection as a junior, chose the Irish out of an offer sheet of 22 schools that included Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington among others.

Botelho visited the campus in South Bend, Ind., last week and attended Notre Dame’s spring game.

As a junior, Botelho had 15 sacks in 11 games and scored four defensive touchdowns.

He recently sat down and talked with Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World reporter Paul Honda about his recruitment.

This story will be updated.



  1. rrforlifebaby April 18, 2019 1:49 pm

    Way to GO!!! Irish eyes are smiling!


  2. Mahatma Gandhi April 18, 2019 3:24 pm

    Hard to say if this guy is a St Louis football recruit. He got a Pordagee family name. A Pordagee at St Louis is a natural fit. Anyways, back in formative years, 1970s, No way Notre Dame comes out to the islands to recruit a player. Or any other Midwest school. Was either BYU or Pac-10 that recruited Hawaii players.

  3. To da house April 18, 2019 6:39 pm

    I may not be a big saints fan, but awesome job.

    May he have great success along with all of the other Hawaii student athletes up at Notre Dame.

  4. ??? April 18, 2019 6:55 pm


  5. SportStan April 18, 2019 8:56 pm


  6. Boolakanaka April 19, 2019 10:27 am

    Mahatma is again wrong….from Bob Apisa to Jim Nicholson to Carter Kamana 60s through the 80s we’re recruited and played for large Midwest schools.

  7. Old School April 19, 2019 2:18 pm

    Can’t forget Charley Wedemeyer (Punahou), Doug Won (Saint Louis)..the conduit to Michigan State was Larry Cundiff (Iolani, Michigan State, Denver Broncos of the old AFL), who coached with Ron Marciel in the late 60’s of the ILH. Duffy Daugherty gave Cundiff one pick as a recommendation, thereby no visit to the islands were required, except when Duffy personally came to Hawaii to sign Jim Nicholson to MSU at the old Haiku Gardens back in ’68.

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