All Irish: Andrew Trumbetti

In the second of its series for the 2014 recruiting class, Irish four-star defensive end commit Andrew Trumbetti is broken down with a recruitment recap, prospect analysis, and more. An early enrollee, Trumbetti possesses the physical skills to push for early playing time.

Andrew Trumbetti (Defensive End, 6'5", 250)

Location: Demarest (N.J.) High

Rank: No. 166 overall player, No. 20 defensive end, Four-star

Quick Hit:

A lifelong Irish fan, Andrew Trumbetti first camped with Notre Dame as a rising sophomore. During his sophomore year, he picked up offers from Boston College, Maryland and Rutgers, but he remained adamant on adding one from Notre Dame, and he returned to Notre Dame's summer camp as a rising junior. Sure enough, his athleticism and competitive drive impressed, and Trumbetti added an offer from the Irish after camp.

During Trumbetti's junior season, he added offers from Florida and Stanford, and heading into the spring of 2013, the Cardinal, Gators and Irish made up his top three. Trumbetti visited Florida, and the Gators certainly picked up some momentum with the lineman after his visit. However, it was obvious Notre Dame was where his heart was when he officially committed to Notre Dame just a week later during a visit to South Bend.

Trumbetti voiced his disappointment when former Irish defensive coordinator Bob Diaco departed for UConn, but Trumbetti didn't waver with his commitment. Trumbetti was recruited to play defensive end in Notre Dame's 3-4 defensive scheme, but his length and athleticism makes him a versatile up-the-field pass rusher and ideal fit for any defensive scheme.

During Notre Dame's 2013 regular season, Trumbetti took his official visit to Notre Dame on Nov. 23 for the Irish's win over BYU. Trumbetti participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game, where be ousted fellow linemen five-stars Lorenzo Carter and Andrew Brown to post the No. 1 time score in the skills competition. He is one of two early enrollees (Justin Brent) for the Irish, and he stepped on campus as a student on Jan. 9. Trumbetti was recruited by Bob Diaco.

Notable Quotable:

"I don't know what it is. 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." – Trumbetti

"I love blocking. I love catching. I love tackling. It doesn't really matter to me where I play. I just want to play football." – Trumbetti

Links of Note:

Trumbetti's Initial Commitment Analysis

Video Interview

Trumbetti's profile, highlight clips & all stories

Note: Look for an in-depth film breakdown and analysis of how Trumbetti will fit into Notre Dame's defense in a follow-up story.

Trumbetti is commit No. 2 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click to view's recruitment breakdown and film analysis of wide receiver Justin Brent, and stay tuned for the remaining of the 2014 class.

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