Jan 13, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT
With the second semester just getting under way, freshmen Justin Brent and Andrew Trumbetti have enrolled early and begin their student life at Notre Dame today. The freshman duo will live together in St. Ed’s dorm, start classes and begin conditioning with the football team.
Brent should head into spring workouts capable of making a dent in a wide open wide receiver depth chart. As physically developed as any young receiver on the roster, and with high end speed and athleticism, where Brent lines up, whether in the slot or outside wide, remains to be seen. (Brent spent some time at running back during his senior season as well.) Rarely does a freshman remind you physically of David Givens walking onto campus, but the comparison seems apt after seeing Brent’s lifting regimen.
Trumbetti enters college after an impressive week at the Under Armour All-America game. With the departure of Stephon Tuitt, Louis Nix and Kona Schwenke, he’ll be a part of a defensive line that’s a great unknown, with injuries still likely limiting Tony Springmann and Chase Hounshell for the spring as well.
With a listed recruiting height and weight of 6-5, 250, it’ll be interesting if those numbers become a bit more modest now that Trumbetti is on campus. But as a high motor pass rush player, if the Irish do spend part of spring working into more four-man fronts, Trumbetti could be the beneficiary of those changes.
As you’d expect, both took to social media to commemorate the occasion. Trumbetti revealed he’ll be wearing No. 98 for the Irish, while Brent made sure he got his daily workout in, only this time in a much nicer location than the basement he did his weight training in.