Notre Dame lands O lineman Spindler
Monday, August 10, 2020

(SOUTH BEND) – Notre Dame added its second ESPN 300 commitment in as many days on Saturday when offensive lineman Rocco Spindler announced his commitment to the Irish. Spindler chose Notre Dame over Michigan, LSU, Ohio State and Penn State, and said while all the schools provided him with an excellent opportunity, Notre Dame felt different. A 6 foot 4, 260 pound guard from Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan, Spindler is the No. 64 prospect in the ESPN 300 and the No. 3-ranked prospect in the state of Michigan. His teammate, ESPN 300 offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger, is the No. 2 recruit in the state and chose LSU. The top prospect in the state, defensive tackle Damon Payne, recently committed to Alabama, leaving Michigan without its top three recruits in the state. Spindler is the top guard in the class and has football in his blood. His father, Marc Spindler, was once a blue-chip recruit and was the USA Today high school defensive player of the year in 1986. The older Spindler was on the cover of USA Today sports section with Emmitt Smith, who was the offensive player of the year. Marc Spindler played at Pitt and eventually in the NFL as a defensive tackle.