Spotlight 2014: DE Andrew Trumbetti

Demarest (N.J.) 2014 defensive lineman Andrew Trumbetti was one of a few top underclassmen to attend the Rutgers Big Man Academy last weekend. Trumbetti had a Rutgers offer before coming to camp, but spoke to about everything he learned during his latest trip to Piscataway.

Demarest (N.J.) 2014 defensive lineman Andrew Trumbetti did not need to camp at Rutgers to earn his offer or impress the coaches. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end had four verbal scholarship offers going into the day.

Trumbetti, however, wanted the opportunity to work hands on the coaching staff recruiting him hardest at this time and left Rutgers with a positive feeling about the program.

"It was awesome," Trumbetti said. "The competition was just ridiculous and the coaching was great."

Trumbetti, who was aware of his verbal scholarship offer, had never visited Rutgers as a recruit before the Big Man Academy, though he is familiar with the school.

"I'd never really went to the stadium or checked anything out before with my family," Trumbetti said. "It's awesome having coaches as good as they are giving me feedback and telling me what to do. When they broke down film with you, it was awesome. You could see exactly what you were doing right and exactly what you were doing wrong. In the second session, I was really improved because I saw what my mistakes were on the screen."

Trumbetti and his father got to spend time with the staff during down periods and, although he has no leaders, left with a glowing impression of the school.

"The program is rising," Trumbetti said. "All of the top New Jersey recruits are committing there like Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Darius Hamilton. It's awesome how a lot of kids are staying home and I think they're going to be good some day soon and maybe I can be a part of it."

Rutgers, Boston College, Florida International and Maryland have offered Trumbetti, who plans to take a handful of visits during the summer before beginning his junior season.

Trumbetti has no leaders or top schools in terms of his recruitment, but grew up a Notre Dame fan.

"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."

Trumbetti will make his second trip to South Bend, Ind., for Notre Dame's camp this month where he hopes to earn an offer.

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