Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/14

Jesse Bongiovi, the son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, is planning to walk on to Notre Dame’s football team, Irish Sports Daily reports. Bongiovi is a senior at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn where he has played football and lacrosse. His father, a New Jersey native and singer of hit songs like “Blaze of Glory”, has been a fan of the Irish and was close with former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis. He remained a fan of the football team even after Weis was fired. His son also became a big fan of the team. “I came up here when I was in eighth grade and I just fell in love with the place,” Bongiovi told Irish Sports Daily. “The culture here, the people here, the opportunities here, they’re unreal. They’re second to none. Given the opportunity to walk on to the team and become a part of this family was an easy decision for me.” Bongiovi, 18, received interest from other schools, but says he put that aside for the opportunity to walk on at Notre Dame. He also gave up an opportunity to play lacrosse in college. Bongiovi is 5-foot-11 and weighs 180 pounds. He thinks defense would be the best place for him. “I’d like to play corner, but wherever they’d like to put me,” he said. “I’m open to any suggestions for Coach.” Below is a video of Bongiovi doing some plyometrics training in the weight room: And here is a video of Bongiovi winning a faceoff in lacrosse: Helmet smack to Eye on College Football Photo credit: David Shankbone

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