- Published on Saturday, April 27 2013
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's son is set to play football at the University of Notre Dame.
Jesse Bongiovi, who is finishing up his senior year at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn, New York, plans to enroll at the prestigious Indiana college this autumn (13) and join the school's Fighting Irish sports team as a freshman.
While in town attending a local game this past weekend (20-21Apr13), he told IrishSportsDaily.com, "I came up here when I was in eighth grade and I just fell in love with the place. 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...
"I expect it to be one of the hardest things I'll probably ever do, but I like a challenge. I like being able to overcome things and step up to occasions. Hopefully, I'll get to persevere through something that's pretty hard."
And the teenager has already begun meeting some of his future teammates: "I came to the BYU (Brigham Young University) game earlier in the season. That was a lot of fun and I met a bunch of guys, but this was the first time I've met a lot of the guys who are going to be freshmen with me. This is kind of the breaking-in period. They're great... They're all really nice guys, who seem really focused and it's exciting."
He's not the only musician who will be following next season's college football games as a parent - Sean 'Diddy' Combs' son is a star player at UCLA in Los Angeles.