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.
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.