Notre Dame is currently in the process of adding new talent for its 2020 recruiting class, but it turns out the program is adding an elite 2021 prospect as well. IMG Academy offensive guard Greg Crippen will commit to the Fighting Irish.
Alabama, Boston College, and Michigan were all in pursuit of his services. Brian Kelly and Notre Dame have shown an ability to coach offensive linemen to the best of their ability.
Two of the top rookies from this past NFL season played were offensive linemen for the Fighting Irish in Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.
Crippen can obviously change his decision over the next year since he won't play college football until 2021. However, the Florida native sounds pretty ecstatic about his decision.
Not only is Crippen confident in his decision, he also believes Notre Dame will provide him great opportunities away from the gridiron.
"I'm excited," said Crippen. "It feels great being committed to somewhere like Notre Dame. I'm very excited."
"Academics," said Crippen, when asked what separated Notre Dame from the rest. "They pride themselves on helping you and getting you through your life and getting you to be successful."
The Fighting Irish have the No. 6 recruiting class for 2021, per 247Sports.
With Crippen joining the mix for Notre Dame, he could potentially block for fellow commit Tyler Buchner. The pro-style quarterback is a four-star recruit and among the best at his position.