Austria. Known for sausage, the strange part of history where they were half of the strongest empire in Europe, and music. Well, add another to that long and well thought out list. Because now they’re a football factory.
Valentin Senn crossed the Atlantic for a chance at a football future in the states, and he got more that just one chance. From this 247 article, he began playing football two and a half years ago. It seems like he took to the physicality of the game right away. Senn was a natural fit for the offensive line at 6’6 and a lean 280. Not too much is known about his recruitment, but in his long camp cycle (mostly centered on the east coast), he earned offers from just about everyone he visited except Penn State. CU is betting big on unknown potential.
It’s hard to know how good Austrian football club teams are, but in his highlights, Senn looks mobile as hell. He carries his weight well, and when he gets a few steps downfield, he really moves.
All in all, this commitment is the hardest to project or discuss. An Austrian lineman with almost no experience in the game that’s athletic enough to garner interest everywhere he went.