The Bellamy legacy of producing Division 1 defensive backs is officially on.
Jayden Bellamy, a rising junior at Bergen Catholic, announced Friday evening that he’d verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame.
Bellamy, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back, burst onto the scene at Bergen Catholic last season and immediately became one of North Jersey’s top two-way threats in his first year with the Crusaders. Bellamy had 194 yards and three touchdown receptions and also collected 14 tackles and a pick-six in six-game, COVID-shortened junior season.
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Bellamy’s commitment to the Fighting Irish keeps the pipeline from New Jersey to South Bend alive and well. Former New Jersey stars Kevin Bauman and Clarence Lewis both just completed their freshman seasons at Notre Dame. JSZ’s Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime will enroll there this summer. Bergen Catholic quarterback Steve Angeli, Bellamy’s classmate at, committed to Notre Dame earlier this year.
He collected 23 offers and pared his decision down to a final three consisting of Notre Dame, Penn State and Rutgers.
Coaches around the state know Bellamy as a player with top-end speed who packs a punch in the run game. That well-rounded game will serve him well this upcoming season as Bergen Catholic is expected to be among the best in New Jersey.
Bellamy is the son of 13-year NFL veteran Jay Bellamy, who starred at Matawan High School in the late 1980’s. Before transferring to Bergen Catholic, Jayden played his first two seasons St. John Vianney High School.