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Springmann Follows Dream

Tony Springmann from Dwenger High School (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) received his scholarship offer from Notre Dame last week, and today he verbally committed to Brian Kelly and his staff. Springmann is the sixth verbal commitment the Irish have received for their 2011 recruiting class.

Like many little kids growing up in Northern Indiana, Tony Springmann (6-foot-7, 265-pounds) would dream of some day playing football for Notre Dame. Today he took a big step toward realizing that dream when he committed to Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame coaching staff. "The best way to describe it is that it's a dream come true," Springmann said. "I was a big fan during the Julius Jones era. I...

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