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Prospect Evaluation: Notre Dame Commitment Andrew Trumbetti


The defensive end from Demarest, New Jersey committed to Notre Dame this past Sunday after he visited South Bend that weekend. It was a dream come true for him, since Andrew has always been a Notre Dame football fan since he was a kid and has always had the Irish at the top of his list. Other schools that offered him include Stanford, Florida, Florida State, and Clemson to name a few. It was reported that he really enjoyed his visit to Florida, but it wasn’t enough to change his feelings for Notre Dame. It started his sophomore year in high school when he went to Notre Dame’s football camp and impressed the coaching staff so much that he received an offer from them. Many recruits that get an offer from a big school early tend to lean towards those schools in the end.


At 6 feet and 5 inches 250 pounds he is a good sized defensive end, but needs to add some weight before entering college. He isn’t ranked as of now in the Fansided 150, but with his senior season still to come he has time to improve his rankings. It is clear Notre Dame believes in his talent, which coaches often comment on his pursuit of the football. As a defensive lineman it can be hard not to over-pursue when firing off the ball into the backfield. The key for Trumbetti is that he never goes more than 1-2 yards deep in the backfield, which helps him pursue the football. He is on the 2014 ESPN watch list, which will put him in the top 300 recruits for sure.


Trumbetti is the 5th recruit to commit to the Irish in the 2014 recruiting class. He joins Jay Hayes as the other defensive lineman that has already committed.

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