Notre Dame Football: Rocco Spindler is missing piece in 2021 recruiting class

Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off at the line of scrimmage(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off at the line of scrimmage(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Notre Dame football has a talented recruiting class coming in the the 2021 class, but an offensive guard from Michigan is a big missing piece.

As of right now, Notre Dame football has the 15th ranked recruiting class, according to 247 sports. ‘The Irish have 11 commitments in the class, which plays a major part in their ranking. Though they have fewer players signed on than some of their counterparts, the average player ranking of the 11 Irish commitments would indicate that they are recruiting at a high level talent-wise.

One major piece that would help the Irish rankings and help Notre Dame’s recruiting class would be adding Rocco Spindler, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive guard from Clarkston, Michigan.

Spindler himself has indicated that his decision on a school likely is not coming any time soon, but certainly that doesn’t mean that the Notre Dame coaching staff is cooling in their interest in him. And that certainly is for good reason.

If there is anything that constantly remains true about achieving dominance in college football, it’s that the best teams are constantly dominant on the line of scrimmage. Adding Spindler to the fold would certainly be a big step in allowing the Irish to be able to do that.

In the 2021 class, the Irish have landed commitments from two other talented offensive line prospects in tackle Blake Fisher and guard Pat Coogan. Spindler rates as a high four-star prospect and would certainly would help Notre Dame feel good about its offensive line group in the 2021 recruiting class.

A highly-touted prospect, Spindler has narrowed down his top five to Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Penn State, and many would tell you that this really is a two-horse race between the Irish and his home-state Wolverines.

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If and when the Irish land Spindler, it will be an important step in the Irish progressing of one of the most dominant forces in college football.