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Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame's Commits and Top Recruits React to Irish Athletic Center

August 15, 2019

Notre Dame has a new football home as the Irish Athletic Center is officially open for business. ISD was able to get our first in-depth look at the new digs on Wednesday afternoon, so it was only natural we asked Notre Dame’s commits and top prospects what they thought of the new facility.  

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Notre Dame Commits 

2020 WR Jay Brunelle‍: “Absolutely mint. Amazing to have a top-notch facility like that. Can’t wait to see it in the fall.”

2020 TE Michael Mayer‍: “The first word that comes to mind is glorious. This place is awesome. Can’t wait to be practicing in there.”

2020 DT Aidan Keanaaina‍: “Now that is amazing! I can’t wait to see it myself!” 

2020 DL Rylie Mills‍: “I think it looks amazing. It shows Notre Dame is serious about being a top football team. The way they keep reminders of their tradition is unique.”

2020 LS Alex Peitsch‍: “I really like how the new facilities look and I think it’s gonna take ND to a higher level.”

2021 QB Tyler Buchner‍: “I actually got to walk through it closer to the end of construction when I visited. So sick! Can’t wait!”

2021 TE Cane Berrong‍: “It’s beautiful. It’s the nicest one I’ve ever seen.”

2021 OL Greg Crippen‍: “Amazing! Very exciting!”

2021 DT Gabriel Rubio‍: “Awesome! The first time I saw the facility was when I first came to Notre Dame as a freshman for the Lineman’s Challenge. It was a little more than metal bones. Seeing the finished building is exciting! I can’t wait to get in there! And knowing that the next phase is an expansion of The Gug....awesome!!”

Top Targets 

2021 RB Will Shipley‍: “Woah! Has to be one of the nicest indoor facilities in the nation. It is absolutely beautiful and seeing pictures makes me want to be there. Great pickup for both development and attraction towards recruits.”

2021 LB Barrett Carter‍: “Barrett: “Man oh man...that might be one of the nicest facilities I’ve ever seen.”

2021 S David Daniel‍: “WOW, that actually looks really nice.”

2021 LB/S Bryce Steele‍: “Probably one of the nicest indoors I’ve ever seen.”

2021 ATH TreVeyon Henderson‍: “Fire.”

2022 QB Brady Allen‍: “Wow! That place is amazing! I don’t know what else to say other than that place is really cool!” 

2022 S Bobby Taylor‍: “Play like a champion everywhere. You get a different vibe for the indoor compared to others. It has its own identity and story. And that two-tone grass is crispy.”

2022 ATH Kaden Saunders‍: “Woahhhhh. Definitely one of if not the best indoor I’ve seen. They upgraded from the last indoor for sure. It’s one of a kind.”

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