Freshman defensive end Jonathan Bonner committed to Notre Dame the day he received his scholarship offer last June. The decision was a no-brainer, as the Missouri native has dreamed about playing for the Irish since he was a kid. And he has the letter to prove it.
Bonner wrote himself an incredibly mature letter as he was wrapping up 8th grade and heading off to high school. The letter, which starts off “Dear self,” was written from the point of view of an 18-year-old Bonner speaking to himself with a parental tone. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end tweeted the proof back in May.
This letter from my 8th grade self shows that my life is headed in the right direction. I had high expectations too! pic.twitter.com/0oafDRpHBn
— Jonathan Bonner (@JBonezzz) May 30, 2014
The full text of the letter is below, courtesy of the South Bend Tribune: