Springman Leaning Towards A Team

While not ready to publicly issue a verbal commitment, Tony Springman is starting to put some separation between several programs. What program is sticking out? We get the latest.

In the past few weeks Tony Springman has started to see the recruiting process slow in his eyes and a leader emerge.

"I'm going to the Notre Dame Spring Game this Saturday, a week from today."

When asked if any one team has taken the top spot on his list, the Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Dwenger product is starting to get a strong feeling towards one program.

"I feel like I'm starting to drift towards Notre Dame. It's a great program on the upswing with a new coaching staff and when you walk on campus you feel certain electricity and just feel all the history and tradition all kind of mixed together. It makes for a unique experience."

Recruited by Tim Hinton, Springman said he's been in contact with the staff and just spoke with Irish head coach Brian Kelly on Friday.

"I spoke with Coach Kelly just yesterday and he's very excited about me and how I fit into their program and how I can help them out."

As for what side of the ball the Irish would play him, Springman said he's being told the defensive side is where he'll get his start if he signs with the Irish.

"Notre Dame is recruiting me as a defensive end but I'll do whatever will get me on the field the quickest. I don't have a preference."

At 6-foot-6, 260-pounds, Springman feels his years growing up as a basketball player is helping him now.

"I feel my greatest strength is having played basketball since I was little. I've got athleticism to bring to the field and basketball is a big reason why."

While he's excited about how his recruiting has gone, the future history or biology major is not looking too far ahead.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm just taking it all in stride as you only go through this once in your life."

As for a commitment to the Irish?

"I'm not really sure yet so I guess we'll see in a week. I'm still kind of looking at things."

While not ready to announce his decision Tony Springman sounds like a player ready to give the Irish the answer they're looking for in the very near future.

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