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Notre Dame Lands Commitment From German Football Recruit

Notre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame is known as a program that uses its brand to recruit nationally. Apparently, the Fighting Irish have some pull overseas as well.

This evening, Notre Dame picked up a commitment from German defensive end Alexander Ehrensberger. The 6-foot-7, 328-pound Ehrensberger is a 2020 prospect.

He is the No. 1 German prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports, and also held an offer from FIU.

Notre Dame originally offered Ehrensberger in November.

We've seen several programs make recruiting forays into Europe in recent years. Rutgers and Temple each signed an offensive lineman from Sweden in this recruiting cycle.

Virginia inked an offensive lineman and quarterback from Germany in the 2019 class as well, and Georgia Tech signed a defensive end from Belgium. There are other examples too.

Ehrensberger is the fourth commit for Notre Dame in the 2020 class. A three-star prospect, he joins four-star tight ends Michael Mayer and Kevin Bauman and four-star quarterback Drew Pyne.