Busy Week Ended With Notre Dame Offer for OL

Notre Dame offered Lemont (Ill.) Township High left tackle Ethan Pocic last week out of camp, giving the class of 2013 standout a half-dozen offers already. Pocic spoke to IrishEyes.com about the offer, his relationship with the Irish staff and what the camp circuit is like.

Ethan Pocic made a midwest tour last week with stops at Michigan State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame, and not surprising, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Lemont (Ill.) Township High left tackle now holds offer from each.

In all, Pocic is sitting on six offers, which is a nice feat considering the class of 2013 standout is still a few months away from starting his junior season.

In each instance, Pocic said the reasons for a school offering is the same, and it comes after his performance at a camp.

"It's my ability to move, my technique and the way I play," he said. "(The camps) are pretty fun to go to. You get to go up against a lot of competition that you don't usually get to go up against."

The offer from Notre Dame came as little surprise, but it was still highly satisfying. He said the Irish explained why he got the offer.

"They've been recruiting me and they like the way I play, so they wanted to give me an offer," he said. "I know a fair amount (about Notre Dame). They have a lot of tradition. It's a pretty great place. They're one of the top schools."

It was Pocic's third trip to the Notre Dame campus, but the difference this time is he was able to work with offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

"He's a good coach from what I saw at the camp," Pocic said. "He knows what he's doing. He gave my some pointers on my footwork. He said to keep a wide base."

Pocic's recruiting coach is safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin.

"He's a pretty straight forward guy," Pocic said. "I've been around him a little bit lately."

In addition to the trio of offers Pocic received last week, he also holds offers from West Virginia, Purdue and Illinois, where his brother, Graham, signed in 2008.

Pocic said the only other summer trip on his schedule is to Northwestern, but he is uncertain if he will make it.

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