Instead, Michigan State has gained significant ground in the race for Springmann's commitment to the point that he will take a ride up I-69 to visit the Spartans, perhaps as early as this week.
Springmann told GSN that he liked Notre Dame but recently their recruiting of him has waned.
"Things have changed a lot actually. I haven't received any letters or anything from them in the past two months. I know there's a lot of distractions and different things going on in South Bend right now but its kind of a long time without any contact," said Springmann.
Does he think that they'll comback into the recruitment picture once the new coaching staff gets settled in?
"I'm going to keep on working on other schools and see what they have to offerand if they come back in contact with me that's great, but if not, I have other options."
Among those options is Michigan State which seems to be gaining favor with Springmann. He talked about how pleased he was to pick up a Michigan State offer.
"I went to their one-day camp this (past) summer and I guess I did pretty well. They've kept more and more in contact and they finally offered. Thursday, Coach (Don) Treadwell came to the school and Coach (Mark) Dantonio called (with the offer)."
The 6-foot-7, 240-pounder who was named one of the Cincinnati Scout.com combine's "Elite Eight Underclassmen" says he plans to visit the East Lansing campus to watch MSU prepare for their appearance in the Alamo Bowl on January 2nd, but if that falls through, he will take in a basketball game just to get a feel for the campus.
We checked in with Springmann to see if the hiring of new coach Brian Kelly had changed the situation, but as of this writing, he still had not heard from the Irish.
MSU hopes Notre Dame's loss is their gain.