McGowan plays waiting game

Benny McGowan fully understands the reason Notre Dame is a great university for a student-athlete. However, without an offer, the Ohio offensive lineman knows waiting things out could change his future.

One of the top offensive guard prospects in Ohio, Benny McGowan of Centerville (Ohio) has found interest from several Mid American Conference programs, Michigan State and Cincinnati. Nevertheless, Notre Dame is a program the 6-foot-4, 285-pound McGowan would love to earn an offer to attend.

"Right now Notre Dame has been up front with me that they are recruiting mostly tackles. They also want me to stay in contact with them and keep talking to them because you never know when things may change and they start recruiting guards."

Having visited for the Irish Junior Day, McGowan found campus and the reactions of students to his liking.

"I really did like going up there and seeing the campus. With it being a small school, I found the students to be very close. I was thinking there would not be too much intensity at their games; however, going to the basketball game I found it to be intense and a great atmosphere."

In addition, if the Irish would offer?

"Notre Dame would be one of my top schools as they have a great academic program and I know I would receive a great education from there."

As winter turns to spring, McGowan has started getting prepared for track season. While some look to work on speed, McGowan has found track a great help to getting stronger.

"I have really been trying to lift hard and get stronger during the off season. That is what I also try and do during track season as our track coach does a great job of putting together a great workout."

With the support of his family, Benny is excited about the path his recruiting is taking.

"My parents are pretty happy about it. My dad has always been behind me with my goal of playing college football and is excited about me getting college offers."

While Benny McGowan knows an offer from the Irish may not happen, he has enjoyed his experience of learning more about the Notre Dame program on and off the field. Top Stories