Notre Dame commit Kyle Hamilton joins All-American Bowl

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A fourth Notre Dame commitment has will play in the All-American Bowl on NBC this year. Consensus four-star safety Kyle Hamilton (Marist High School; Atlanta) officially received his invite and jersey Tuesday.

“I knew what the All-American Bowl was, and I knew how big of a deal it was,” Hamilton told Blue & Gold Illustrated. “It was a goal of mine. I wasn’t for sure it was going to come true, but I’m glad it did.

Hamilton will join future defensive teammate consensus four-star end NaNa Osafo-Mensah (Nolan Catholic H.S.; Fort Worth, Texas) in San Antonio (Jan. 5 at noon; watch on NBC and the NBC Sports app). Read more on the All-American Bowl here.

Three-star offensive tackle Andrew Kristofic (Pine-Richland; Gibsonia, Pa.) and punter Jay Bramblett (Tuscaloosa Hillcrest; Ala.) have also been named to the All-American roster.

The 19 total Irish commitments are largely expected to sign their official National Letters of Intent during the early signing period of Dec. 19 to 21.

Last year, five Notre Dame commitments played in the All-American Bowl: quarterback Phil Jurkovec, tight end George Takacs, defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola, linebacker Shayne Simon and safety Derrik Allen. Ademilola, in particular, and Simon have both been contributors to the Irish this season, with eight and three tackles, respectively.

The year before, of Irish prospects only tight end Cole Kmet and offensive lineman Josh Lugg appeared in the bowl.