Springmann Still Excited

Saturday afternoon future Irish football player Tony Springmann was like many after the Irish fell to Tulsa. While fans have expressed concern for what future players may be thinking, Springmann left no doubt where he stands.

Future Notre Dame Football player Tony Springmann (Fort Wayne, IN – Bishop Dwenger) is in the middle of what may be a magical senior season. His team won Friday night 52-42 to continue their run in the playoffs, but he knows there are still a few games to go before getting too excited.

"We won 52-42, this will be our last round of sections and then we have regional's, semi-state and then state. This season we only played eight games because a school on our schedule closed, so we had a bye-week. We usually play nine games during the season and then we have to play six playoff games before getting to state. We play Columbia City this week, they are a passing team, spread offense, so you just pin your ears back and go get the quarterback."

For Springmann his senior season is going well.

"I'm playing pretty well, we have a few kinks to work out, but then we should be in business."

Living in Fort Wayne gives Tony some advantages over other Notre Dame commitments, as he has been able to visit for a few more games than others. Saturday the 6-foot-6, 270-pound lineman made another trip to South Bend. How did his trip go?

"I was just up there yesterday. It was a little depressing, but I am not going to question the coaches, as they know what they are doing. They were a little down after the game."

Some have questioned if players committed to the program may be leaning away from their commitment. For Tony, he knows his future.

"I have wanted to play for Notre Dame since I was a little kid and that is not going to change. I met up with Anthony Rabasa on Saturday, which was the first time I had met him, he is still on board, and he is really solid. I also met Kyle Brindza and Brad Carrico and some of the other guys and they are all solid. Coach Kelly is just trying to work in his system and it is kind of hard without his players."

Sunday came news of Aaron Lynch opening up his recruitment. What has Tony taken away from the change by the Florida defensive end?

"I heard about Aaron Lynch this morning. He has kind of been going back and forth for a couple of weeks, so there is always that little second thought by some. So this is not completely surprising, we would like to have him at Notre Dame that is for sure."

As for the attitude of other members of the class he has spoken with, Tony assures everyone they are ready and excited about their future.

"We're confident and we're ready to go. Everyone is getting geared up and excited to go. We all realize what is going on, but there are going to be many that stick with it. All the other commits love it and plan on sticking with Notre Dame."

Irish Eyes will continue to reach out to other members of the class to get the latest on how things are going for them.


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