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2025 four-star OT Owen Strebig commits to Notre Dame football
Owen Strebig should never have to visit Notre Dame as an uncommitted recruit again. Less than three weeks after his last trip to South Bend — his sixth since April — the top-125 2025 class recruit announced his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish on Thursday.
Strebig, a four-star offensive tackle from Waukesha (Wis.) Catholic Memorial, pledged to the Irish over Wisconsin, Southern California, Miami and Florida State. The On3 Industry Ranking’s No. 125 overall player and No. 12 offensive tackle in the class, Strebig, held 21 other scholarship offers before locking up his spot in Notre Dame’s 2025 class.
In late January, the 6-foot-7, 295-pound Strebig privately committed to the Irish, the same month Notre Dame offensive line coach Joe Rudolph stopped by his high school twice, including most recently on Jan. 30. Rudolph, head coach Marcus Freeman and offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock also made the trip to the Milwaukee area to see Strebig on Jan. 19. That was one day before his Notre Dame junior day visit.
The On3 Industry Ranking’s top player in Wisconsin, Strebig’s longstanding relationships with Freeman and Rudolph greatly influenced his declaration.
“I have such a strong relationship with them,” Strebig told Blue & Gold before making his decision public Thursday. “I really trust what they’re building. Also, on the academic side, that degree is something special. It’s something that will take you far in life. I noticed that especially because I want to get into business. Notre Dame has good connections.
“At Notre Dame, you get the best of both worlds. You get the books and the ball. I’m excited to be a part of that.”
In On3’s own rankings, Strebig is the No. 111 overall player, No. 11 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 2 recruit in Wisconsin.