LS Alex Peitsch

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LS Alex Peitsch, 6-1, 210; Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High

Rivals ranking: Two stars.

247Sports ranking: Two stars, No. 1 LS, No. 3,240 overall.

Kohl’s Kicking Camps ranking: Five stars, No. 1 LS.

Notable numbers: The entire duration of punts and field goals with Peitsch at long snapper, he said, lasts between 2.1 and 2.2 seconds and 1.2 and 1.3 seconds, respectively. His time from snap to punter lasts between .67 to .70 seconds.

Birthday: June 7, 2002.

First scholarship offer: Notre Dame.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I received the scholarship, it was pretty clear. Notre Dame really checked off all the boxes: good school, good football, great coaches and the scholarship. Then with (starting long snapper) John Shannon, he’s planning to leave after this season.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Genuine. “All of the coaches are really honest, want what is best for you and are real with you. They aren’t going to try to make things sound better than they are or try to trick you into coming to the school or thinking that it’s better than it is.”

Best player I’ve played against: Alabama QB commit Bryce Young.

Most interesting fact about myself: “I have a 70-pound poodle named Roddick.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Bubbly” — Colbie Caillat.

Most controversial opinion: “The moon landing is fake.”

Dream job (other than the NFL): Civil structural engineering.

NFL player comparison: Baltimore Ravens LS Morgan Cox.

Freshman year expectations: “I talked with (special teams coordinator Brian) Polian a lot, and the plan is for me to come in as a scholarship long snapper and start freshman year. I expect to do what I’ve always done — snap and hopefully have things go well. I want to build a relationship with the other specialists.”

Favorite thing about football: “Just the brotherhood and the relationships that you build. It’s unlike anything else, because you are just working with these guys and struggling with these guys.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What’s your best sport other than football? Swimming.

Sports idol: Former Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis.

Preferred social media: Instagram.

Favorite musician/band: Earth, Wind & Fire.

Favorite TV show: “The Office” and “Impractical Jokers.”

Favorite movie: “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy.”

Celebrity crush: Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson.

How many times have you watched Rudy? Zero.

Most used emoji:

LS signee Alex Peitsch.