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2025 OL Jack Lange Excited For Second Look at Notre Dame

January 5, 2024
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2025 Eureka (Mo.) offensive lineman Jack Lange‍ made a trip to South Bend in October for game day and then added an offer from Notre Dame last month. 

It wasn’t just a normal offer for the 6-foot-8, 285-pounder as he had been hoping Joe Rudolph would extend the offer since his first visit. 

Lange will now take the next step in his recruitment as he’ll return to Notre Dame later this month for Junior Day. 

“I really enjoyed my first visit,” Lange told ISD. “I think Notre Dame is a priority school to get back to so I can see more and evaluate it. I’m mainly going for a good re-evaluation of Notre Dame.” 

This four-star prospect doesn’t necessarily have anything specific he wants to experience on this visit, but Lange does want to get a better feel for Notre Dame’s day-to-day and culture. 

“I’m just looking forward to an in-depth talk,” Lange said. “I know what it looks like during a game, but what does it look like every day? That’s what I care about.

“I’m playing it by ear. I’m going into it with an open mind and taking my own keys from it. I’m not really looking for anything particular, but I’m going into it to get more information.” 

Notre Dame has Lange’s full attention, the Missouri native is also excited to catch up with some of the 2025 Irish commits. 

Lange has a long-standing relationship with 2025 running back commit Justin Thurman‍ and 2025 quarterback commit Deuce Knight‍ made it clear he wanted the Eureka star on campus, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. 

“I’ve heard a little from Justin,” explained Lange. “I’ve heard the most from Deuce Knight. He was making sure I was getting up there. He DM’d me on Instagram and asked if I was going. I told him I was locked in for it and he was excited to hear that. It will be good to meet him in person.” 

And yes, Lange enjoys getting to know commits from every school and admitted building strong relationships now will be a small part of his decision. 

“In the grand scheme of things, it will make things easier if I do go there because I know people who are in the same class,” stated Lange. “It’ll be an easier transition.” 

Notre Dame offensive line coach Joe Rudolph has also been in steady contact over the last few months. Rudolph isn’t blowing his phone up, but that’s just fine with Lange. 

“I think it’s pretty good. We talk occasionally, but the conversations we’ve had have been really good. They’ve left a good taste in my mouth for Notre Dame.” 

When it comes to the big picture, Lange has really only one other visit set in stone and that’s to Nebraska this month or for the Huskers spring game. There will be more visits set in the coming weeks as Lange hopes to be able to narrow his recruitment down before the summer. 

“I’m going to let spring take its course and I’ll narrow it down after spring games,” said Lange. “In June, I’ll take my official visits and I’ll probably commit sometime in July. If I’m not ready, then I’ll commit sometime by the first signing day.” 

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