Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Notre Dame Lands 2020 Dusseldorf DE Alex Ehrensberger

January 31, 2019

Notre Dame offered 2020 Dusseldorf (Germany) defensive end Alexander Ehrensberger‍  in November after a visit to South Bend. 

It was a rare opportunity for the Irish to offer the foreign star but well worth it as the 6-foot-7, 238-pounder committed to Notre Dame on Thursday afternoon:

“First I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the past years and made me to who I am today! Especially I want to thank my family, my coaches, Brandon Collier/PPI and all my friends who believed in me. Also I want to thank all the people who doubted me - your doubt let me grow and made me stronger!

“I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and extremely excited for what the future holds. With this being said, I am blessed to announce that I will continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame!” 

Ehrensberger will be a fit off the field at Notre Dame, which is why the Irish were so appealing to him 

“It may have shocked people who don’t know him, but he’s a kid who has great intangibles,” stated Collier. “He has a 1280 SAT with a 3.3 GPA. He’s a very intelligent kid. He’s a kid who would go there and work. He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around. He’s very bright.”

On the field, Notre Dame will get a prospect full of potential and will be molded by defensive line coach Mike Elston. 

“When you’ve got a kid who is 6-7, 240 pounds who can bend the way he bends and is athletic the way he is, it’s really a no-brainer,” Collier said of the junior from Dusseldorf. “If you put a kid like that in one of these powerhouse high schools in America, he’s a high-4/5-star recruit with his size, length and athleticism. These kids are going to the Notre Dames and Alabamas of the world. It didn’t shock me that he got an offer from Notre Dame.” 

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