It looks like the sons of famous musicians are starting to take over college football. First, we had P Diddy’s son join the UCLA Buins football squad as a cornerback and then there is the son of Snoop Dogg, err… Snoop Lion’s son, Cornell Broadus, who is a highly touted high school recruit. Now, we get Jesse Bongiovi, the son of rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, who plans to walk on for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Bongiovi plans to join the Notre Dame football team this fall and he is hoping to find a spot on the roster as a cornerback, according to Irish Sports Daily.
“I came up here when I was in eighth grade and I just fell in love with the place,” Bongiovi said. “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.”
While Bongiovi did specifically mention the cornerback position, he stated that he would be open to any position the coaching staff has in mind.
Bongiovi played high school football at Brooklyn’s Poly Prep Country Day.
There is no guarantee that the 5-foot-11, 180-pound walk-on will ever see significant playing time, but he is hopeful and appears to be doing what it takes to prepare himself for that one shot.