Notre Dame football beats out nation's best for monster tackle

Owen Strebig had his pick of the best programs in the country, and he made Notre Dame football's class that much stronger.

Nov 7, 2020; South Bend, Indiana, USA; An end zone pylon has the Notre Dame and ACC logos in at
Nov 7, 2020; South Bend, Indiana, USA; An end zone pylon has the Notre Dame and ACC logos in at / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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The Notre Dame football team has already had a ton of success putting together the 2025 recruiting class. That success grew a bit on Thursday afternoon when a monster offensive tackle pledged to the Fighting Irish.

Owen Strebig announced on social media that he’d picked the Notre Dame football team over four other power conference programs that represent some of the sport’s best teams. Notre Dame beat out Florida State, USC, Miami (Fla.) and Wisconsin to land the talented offensive tackle.

The 6-foot-8, 295 pound 4-star prospect automatically becomes one of Marcus Freeman and company's best recruits in the 2025 class. He also helps make it look like the Irish could end up putting together one of the best offensive line classes in the country for the next cycle.

Strebig has been doing quite a bit of research into the teams that were hoping to land his services over the last few weeks. He took an unofficial visit to Wisconsin on January 13, then hit South Bend for Junior Day and then took a trip to Miami the weekend after.

While he did plenty of research, it’s true that the Notre Dame football team has been a leader for quite a while. There were even some who believed that he might pull the trigger for the Irish during that Junior Day visit.

Beating out the Badgers might be the most impressive feat for the Irish when it comes to landing Owen Strebig. He’s ranked as the nation's No. 66 overall player and No. 6 offensive tackle in the country, according to Rivals. He's also ranked as the top player in Wisconsin by Rivals and ESPN. 

Notre Dame football beats out the nation's best for monster tackle

There are several other offensive line prospects that Notre Dame football will be looking to reel in. For now, he’s the second monster offensive lineman in the class to commit after Will Black, who committed to the Irish in December.