Notre Dame gained its 8th member in the 2020 recruiting class today with the commitment of long snapper Alex Peitsch. The Washington DC native is highly, highly regarded at the position and joins a list of Notre Dame long snappers with impressive high school pedigrees.

Recruiting Service Rankings

Kohl’s Kicking: 5-star, #1 Long Snapper

Peitsch is not ranked by any of the recruiting services, but Kohl’s Kicking is the only one that matters, anyways.


The 6’2 220-pounder received an offer last week after a Brian Polian visit and jumped on it immediately. Although he didn’t have any other offers, he was receiving interest from Tennessee, Penn State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Yale, Columbia and others.


Peitsch’s snaps are fast, tight, and consistent. Looks good to me!


There is some scuttlebutt that current LS John Shannon will not exercise his 5th year at ND, which would presumably make Peitsch a starter as a true freshman in 2020. If this is the case, he should be ready to take the reins, and we will hopefully never hear his name again.

Welcome to the Irish family, Alex!