Andrew Kristofic Excited To Compete In San Antonio

January 3, 2019

In less than two weeks, Andrew Kristofic‍ will report to Notre Dame as an early enrollee, but before he does, the 2019 Pennsylvania offensive lineman has one more high school game, the All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

“It’s going well,” Kristofic said from Texas this week. “It’s been fun, good practices so far, so it’s good.

“It’s been great to be a part of it. It’s something you’ve watched for a long time and it’s cool to be a part of it for real this year.”

The biggest thing for the 6-foot-5, 265-pounder so far has been being around so many other talented players.

“Just competing against some of the best kids in the entire country,” he said. “Competition is fun and these first few days have been really good so far.

“It’s nice to see where you stack up against some of these kids who are highly-rated and getting a lot of attention. It’s fun to see how you stack up against some of the best kids in the country.”

He’s also looking forward to learning things he can add to his game as the week progresses.

“Most of the stuff right now is just trying to put in an offense and make sure everyone is clicking together, but there’s always something to pick up from new coaches, so it’s been good,” he said.

The Pine-Richland High School product has also had the opportunity to hang out with three fellow Irish signees – punter Jay Bramblett‍, safety Kyle Hamilton‍ and defensive end NaNa Osafo-Mensah‍.

“It’s been cool,” he said. “I met all three of them in the past, so this isn’t our first time meeting, but definitely being down here for the week gives us a lot of chances to hang out more than we would at a game or on a visit or something.”

He’s been able to talk to uncommitted Notre Dame targets Asa Turner and Isaiah Foskey as well, but hasn’t been pushing them too hard.

“I don’t do much of the recruiting stuff,” said Kristofic. “I just make sure they feel comfortable with us, almost just become friends with them and get to know them better. Just make sure they feel comfortable with the people we have at ND.”

In a little over a week, Kristofic will be getting comfortable in South Bend as he joins Bramblett, Osafo-Mensah and seven other early enrollees, including all three of his fellow offensive linemen – Quinn Carroll‍, John Olmstead‍ and Zeke Correll‍.

 “I think it’s going to be great. All four of us enrolling early, I think it’s going to help us build that bond even tighter, so I’m looking forward to it getting up there with those guys to start working up there in a little less than two weeks.”


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