Trumbetti's heart always with Notre Dame

A Notre Dame fan his whole life, Andrew Trumbetti (Demarest, N.J./Demarest) always has had the Fighting Irish at the top of his list, but he was exploring his other options recently. He visited Florida and wanted to get to Stanford before a decision.

The ESPN Watch List defensive end visited South Bend, Ind., this weekend, though, and it became clear there was no longer any need to look around. Notre Dame was always the right place for him, and he committed.

“It felt like he was really listing other schools and he had gone down to Florida and loved it,” Demarest coach Tony Mottola said, “but I felt his heart has always been at Notre Dame. When he was there this weekend and he sat down with Coach [Brian] Kelly and Coach [Bob] Diaco and met the guys, it was going to be tough for him to get out of there this weekend without some type of decision.”