Building depth at the offensive line position is extremely important to the success of any football team and Notre Dame has been working hard to shore up that side of its program. With two outstanding trench warriors committed to the 2012 class already, the Irish’s plan seems to be coming together very nicely.
What makes this even more exciting is that they've already started targeting key offensive line prospects in the 2013 class, and tackle Ethan Pocic (Lemont , Ill. /Lemont Township) is just one of those prospects making the trip to South Bend hoping to impress the Irish.
“I'm still coming up to Notre Dame's camp this week,” said the Lemont star. “I will be heading up there on Thursday to show them what I can do.”
As the 6-foot-7, 285-pound lineman’s recruitment heats up, he plans to visit quite a few of his suitors this summer and he started this past Tuesday with a trip to Wisconsin's camp and plans to visit Purdue and Michigan State very soon.
“Recruiting is still going pretty good for me right now,” said Pocic. “I've just received some new offers and I'm up to four now. I've been offered by West Virginia, Purdue, Illinois and Arizona and a lot of other schools are showing me a lot of interest.”
Once he makes a college decision, the outstanding lineman will be the second football player in his immediate family to play Division I. The left tackle’s brother, Graham Pocic, is an offensive lineman for Illinois and has been able to help guide his brother and give him some pointers to improve his game, but to make it to that next level himself, the sophomore knows it's on him to perform and he has a perfect chance to do just that this Thursday up in South Bend.
“My goal when I arrive a camp is to show the Notre Dame coaches that I can play football and be dominant,” claimed Pocic. “I'm looking forward to showing them what skills I have and what I can do on the field. I look forward to the challenge.”