IE Quick Take: Andrew Trumbetti

Notre Dame picked up a verbal commitment from Scout 300 defensive end Andrew Trumbetti this weekend, making him the fifth member of the Irish 2014 recruiting class. IrishEyes.com recruiting analyst Dave Berk gives his initial take on the Demarest, New Jersey native.

The addition of defensive end Andrew Trumbetti to the 2014 Notre Dame recruiting class is a solid pickup for Brian Kelly and his staff as the New Jersey native can fill a couple of roles in the future.

WHAT TO LIKE

At six-foot-5, 250-pounds, Trumbetti has the ability to stay a defensive end in the Irish 3-4 defensive scheme or add more weight and move inside. If needed the Irish could also move Trumbetti over to the offensive side of the ball and play him on the line. This will allow the Irish to be flexible in getting him on the field early in his career.

Already a weight room fanatic, Trumbetti shows the strength to compete early in his career and should only get bigger and stronger in the years to come.

On the field the Irish will be getting a player with a high motor that does a great job of splitting double teams with power and initial burst. Speed to chase down the quarterback or a ball carrier is there as on several plays during a recent highlight we see Trumbetti line up as a linebacker.

WHAT MAY CONCERN YOU

Like most high school players Trumbetti overpowers opponents to make plays or uses his quickness to separate from an offensive lineman. One area of work going forward will be with his technique. This is not a major concern

BOTTOM LINE

This is a very solid commitment as Trumbetti has talked highly of the Irish for some time. His abilities on the field should allow the Irish the ability to work him into the two-deep early in his career.

While listed as a defensive end, Trumbetti could also see a move inside in his future giving the Irish a big body player with extreme quickness and strength to man the middle. This is an great early get for the Irish in the 2014 recruiting class and Irish fans should be excited.

Note: Click here for a previous story with Trumbetti's highlight reel.


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