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Alex Peitsch Enjoys Official Visit To Notre Dame

June 23, 2019

2020 St. John’s College (Md.) long snapper Alex Peitsch‍ made his first trip back to Notre Dame this weekend since committing to the Fighting Irish in April. 

The official visit provided a chance to get around the coaching staff and also a look at how he fit into the culture in the Notre Dame program. 

“It was really nice to get back and meet everyone again,” Peitsch told Irish Sports Daily. “I was able to get to know some of my future teammates. I was able to build a stronger connection with the staff.” 

It was the first time the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder was able to meet fellow Notre Dame commits Chris Tyree‍, Michael Carmody‍, Tosh Baker‍ and they hit it off.

“I really liked all of them,” stated Peitsch. “Chris, Mike and Tosh were all there and they were all cool dudes. I can’t really complain about any of them. They are humble guys and reserved.” 

With it being his first time back since a visit in February, Peitsch took the opportunity to look at Notre Dame as his future home instead of a potential school.

“I looked at some buildings a little closer as it would be where I’m going to go as a student,” explained Peitsch. “It’s only a year away. It was cool to think about that. The conversations were different with the coaches as it was about when I come here and the future instead of the present or if I should commit.

“I got to hang out with a lot of the specialists. We had a BBQ on Friday and the whole team was there. I got to meet all of them. We had a cornhole tournament too. I was able to build a relationship with some of my future teammates. I’m excited and glad how everything went.” 

Peitsch also did make sure to get in the ear of a few of the uncommitted prospects on campus, but admitted he left the heavy hitting to the other commits. 

“I did a little recruiting,” said Peitsch. “I was mostly sticking with touring the school and going with my host during the night. I did see them and talked with them a little bit. I didn’t talk to them as much as the other commitments.” 

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly opened up his lake house once again this weekend and it was a big hit.

“It was fun,” Peitsch stated. “We took a boat around and ate some very good food. It was all fun.” 

Peitsch will try to get back for a game this fall, but isn’t making any firm commitments as his team is trying to win a National Title.

“It’s tough for me because St. John’s plays a lot of games on Saturday because we don’t have lights,” Peitsch said. “I might try to get to the Bowling Green game, but I’m not positive right now. If I can get to a game, I’ll get there.” 

Speaking of St. John’s football, USA Today ranked the Cadets No. 5 in the country to start the year, but the praise didn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the program.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Peitsch. “We were kind of expecting it. We have eight or nine Power Five 2020 guys. We’re pretty stacked and this is kind of our year to be the best we can be. It’s exciting and I’m looking forward to playing a lot of good teams.” 

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