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DE Tony Springmann

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, February 3, 2011


DE, ��ɉ�ɉ��, 275 pounds, 6’6″

Bishop Dwenger High School

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Only traveling two hours from his hometown Fort Wayne, Ind., Tony Springmann already knows two players on the Irish roster — coming from the same high school as sophomore tight end Tyler Eifert and junior receiver John Goodman. He was recruited nationally on both sides of the ball. For Notre Dame he is expected to play on the defensive line, at least initially.

Springmann’s top attribute as a defensive end is his speed. He will need to add bulk before he can be expected to compete at the highest level, but not to the point where it slows him down too much and takes away what he does best.

He will compete with a very deep freshman defensive line class, along with returning contributors, for playing time in 2011, although it is unlikely he will play in his freshman campaign.