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OL Owen Strebig Working Hard in Offseason & Ready for Notre Dame Official Visit

May 20, 2024
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If one made a list of prospects who had visited Notre Dame the most over the last 18 months, 2025 offensive lineman Owen Strebig‍ would be at the top or close to it. 

The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Notre Dame commit was a frequent visitor before he made his verbal pledge to the Irish, but also made sure to return to South Bend often this spring.

It’s very clear that Notre Dame offensive line coach Joe Rudolph appreciates the time with Strebig, and now, it’s about getting the four-star prospect immersed in the program. 

“We’re more just getting ready for when I get there,” Strebig said of his conversations with Rudolph. “He’s trying to get me comfortable with Notre Dame’s culture when I’m around. I’ll be there soon enough.” 

On the last trip to Notre Dame for the spring game, Strebig was able to finally meet his fellow offensive line commits Matty Augustine‍ and Will Black‍. The trio had developed a strong relationship over the last few months, but it was the first time all three had been on campus at the same time. 

“We’re all very similar people,” said Strebig. “It’s just like hanging out with your friends on the weekend. We were just walking around campus and going to baseball games. It’s a cool group of guys. It goes back to Notre Dame. They recruit a certain type of person, so we’re all similar.” 

The trip also provided the chance for the 2025 offensive line commits to hang out with quarterback commit Deuce Knight‍, who has been very aggressive on the recruiting trail since he committed in September. 

“We love Deuce,” Strebig stated. “That’s our quarterback. He’s so fun. We were so happy he could make it to the spring game. It’s a fun time. That’s why I’m so excited for the OV. We’ll just be able to hang out.” 

The Wisconsin native was at Notre Dame’s first and last practice of the spring, so Strebig was able to see the progression of the offensive line over 15 practices. 

“That offensive line room is pretty young, so a lot of people are still learning,” explained Strebig. “It’s cool to see some leadership now in that group. I was able to sit in a few meetings and watch the spring game. They’re young, so it’s not going to be perfect.” 

Last month, Strebig also took time to work on his own game as he went to Ohio to compete at the Under Armour Camp in Canton. 

The Catholic Memorial (Wis.) star did combine testing for the first and then worked at tackle and guard in one-on-ones. 

Strebig’s decision to work at guard wasn’t planned but rather an opportunity to get more reps. Yet, it also got his brain spinning about the possibilities of playing guard. 

“There was a long line for tackles, so I decided to hop in at guard,” Strebig said. “I just wanted to get out there and get reps. The best thing for me was just getting practice in and trying to get better.”

Strebig hinted he might start training at guard this offseason despite Rudolph not having a discussion about it to this point. 

The reason is a simple one. Strebig wants to be able to get on the field at Notre Dame and doesn’t care which position he’s playing. 

“It’s different,” stated Strebig. “It’s a smaller box, so I have to learn how to stay low because you’re going against bigger guys compared to skinnier edge rushers.

“I have to train for everything because I just want to play. If playing guard gets me on the field the fastest, then that’s that.” 

Up next for Strebig will be his official visit to Notre Dame in June. It will be a time for the offensive commits to build bonds and meet, but Strebig is also ready to recruit the few uncommitted prospects who will be in town. 

“We’re trying to get Derek Meadows in the wide receiver room,” said Strebig. “Hopefully, he’s on ours that June 14th weekend. I’ll be in his ear all weekend. He’s a great dude. I hope we can get him.” 

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