DE Trumbetti Ready for Second Irish Camp

Northern Valley High (Demarest, N.J.) class of 2014 defensive end Andrew Trumbetti grew up a Notre Dame fan, and he will camp at the school for the second time in as many years later this month. He spoke about growing up an Irish fan and what an offer would mean.

Northern Valley High (Demarest, N.J.) defensive end Andrew Trumbetti camped at Notre Dame last June, and the experience was thrilling.

And the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Trumbetti, who is one of New Jersey's best prospects in the 2014 class, is heading there again this month to show the coaches how much he's grown, physically and as a player.

"I went last year and I loved it, so I'm going back," Trumbetti said. "Hopefully, I can get an offer because that would mean a lot. Notre Dame was great before and I want to go back."

Trubetti holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland and Florida International, but he holds the Irish in high regard.

"I don't know what it is," he said. "Growing up, I'm Irish, they were always a part of it. I've always been a huge fan. I know everything about their history and their coaches and everything. I loved it. It's awesome."

During last year's camp, Trumbetti didn't get the star treatment because of his youth, but it didn't take away from his experience of being taught by the staff or his view of the campus.

"The coaching was really good," Trumbetti said. "I was just a freshman, so I wasn't like a big recruit or anything, but they were awesome to work with. The campus was amazing."

Trumbetti is hoping to show the Irish coaches the maturation in his game after a sophomore season in which he made 40 tackles and had 5 ½ sacks. He was used in the backfield and carried 28 times for 356 yards and two touchdowns.

And while an offer would be special, Trumbetti wouldn't necessarily push the Notre Dame to the top of the list with one.

"I don't want to say I have a favorite school or anything, but I grew up as a Notre Dame fan," he said. "I've always liked them."'s Sam Hellman contributed to this report Top Stories