Trumbetti Gets Dream Offer from Irish

Andrew Trumbetti

Northern Valley Regional Demarest (N.J.) High defensive end Andrew Trumbetti was thrilled to get an offer from his childhood favorite on Wednesday, and he spoke to IrishEyes.com about it.

Andrew Trumbetti grew up a Notre Dame fan, so feeling ill today tempered his enthusiasm.

However, the meaning of the 6-foot-5, 250-pound class of 2014 defensive end earning an offer at the end of Notre Dame camp was easy to feel.

"I've been a fan my whole life, so it was pretty awesome getting an offer from the team I cheered for since I was a kid," the Northern Valley Regional Demarest (N.J.) High product said. "It's pretty cool. A lot of people in my family liked them, but I've been a huge fan."

Trumbetti, who also camped at Notre Dame last June, arrived Saturday and began camping Sunday. And during his stay on campus he not only soaked up the knowledge from the coaching staff, but also many other things that embody the program.

"It's ridiculous," Trumbetti said. "The tradition behind everything …you don't really know how much tradition there is until you see it for yourself and have somebody explain it. It's awesome."

Trumbetti also holds offers from Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers and Florida International, but it is clear Notre Dame holds a special place.

However, Trumbetti said he is not ready to make a college decision a few months prior to his junior season.

"I'm not going to commit right now because I want to check out a few other schools and see if they'll offer me," he said. "Then, I'll make my decision."

He made 40 tackles, including 5 ½ sacks, and had 28 catches for 356 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore.

Among the schools Trumbetti could visit are Penn State and Virginia.

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