From the beginning of the recruiting process, Tristen Hoge was confident he’d find the right fit, but even the 2015 Idaho offensive lineman admits he wasn’t sure he’d find a fit as perfect as he has.
“I did and then again, I didn’t,” said Hoge, who committed to Notre Dame during an unofficial visit to campus earlier today, giving the Irish their third early pledge in the Class of 2015.
The 6-foot-5, 286-pounder from Pocatello, Idaho chose Notre Dame over offers from schools like Florida, LSU, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, North Carolina, Cal and Duke among several others.
“It separated itself from the beginning,” Hoge of Notre Dame. “It’s just so unique. Everybody can see that it’s so unique, but it’s the reasons why and exactly why.