Vegas DL Sets Fresno State Official Visit

One of the top prospects in Nevada set his first official visit to Fresno State. Las Vegas Bishop Gorman defensive lineman Ian Bobak camped at Fresno with his team in June. He will return to the Valley in December for his trip. The three-star prospect holds three offers with interest from many others. BB.C caught up with him to talk about his recruitment…

Ian Bobak (6-4, 255) missed all of last season with an injury but he is playing with a fire this season helping lead Bishop Gorman to a 9-0 record.

"The season is going really well," said Bobak. "We're looking strong; it's a strong season so far. It's definitely a relief [to be healthy] because I sat on the sidelines last season. I'm playing every game like it's my last."

The three-star prospect picked up an offer from Fresno State in late June after participating in the Bulldogs team camp. It was his first offer. He has since added offers from Nevada and UNLV.

He will take an official visit to Fresno December 11-13. It's his only visit schedule, and he is unsure about any others at this point.

"Not sure about a [Nevada] visit," said Bobak. "UNLV is just a block down the street, so I can visit anytime. Washington is reviewing my film. It's a school I'll like to visit. Arizona is also a school I like to visit."

Bobak names those five as his schools of interest but claims no leader. "They're all about even," he added. "It's too early to call a leader.

He says Colorado, Oregon State and Utah are showing interest and could make some waves in his recruitment. Moreover, he still would like hear from some schools east of the Mississippi, including Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.


"I am pretty content with my recruitment right now," said Bobak. "It doesn't matter, no conference preference, I just want to play football."

Fresno State and UNLV are recruiting him the hardest with the Bulldogs pursing him as a defensive end and the Rebels liking him as a defensive lineman in general. He attended the Nevada-UNLV game but won't attend any others because of his high school game schedule. His trip to Fresno will likely be his first, and he is looking forward to it.

"Fresno State is really pressuring me, I definitely feel the love from them," said Bobak. "Fresno State is a great school. I can definitely see myself playing for coach [Pat] Hill. Coach Skip (Tim Skipper), my recruiter, I feel a strong bond with him. Fresno State is pushing hard, I really like them, and I could see myself playing for Fresno State."

Bobak plans to decide before signing day but plans to take his trips before doing so. "I'm going to commit late December or early January after I take all my visits," he said. "Everyone who offers me, I'll definitely break down and [consider].

"I'm going to sit down with my family and coaches to see where will be the best fit for me and all that good stuff. I'm going to spend the next four years of my life there."

Academically, he is on pace to qualify. "It's senior year but I'm still staying focused and maintaining my grades," said Bobak.

Stay with and for continuing coverage of Ian Bobak's recruitment.

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