Bosch family full of Irish fans

Already an early target of several college programs, Wheaton (IL) St. Francis High School offensive lineman Kyle Bosch camped at Notre Dame last Saturday. IrishEyes.com spoke with Bosch about his time on campus and the roots of his family as longtime fans of the Irish.

With five offers already in hand, Kyle Bosch spent last Saturday showing Notre Dame coaches what he's capable of doing. What did the Irish coaching staff say about his camp performance?

"They (Notre Dame) seem very interested and they've told me they would want me to play guard. I ran a fairly decent forty between 5.1-5.2, so I ran a pretty quick forty for a guy 6-foot-5, 280-pounds. So I gave them a quick forty and then they said my footwork was above most of the linemen they've seen.

"So they are showing a lot of interest in me. They did not offer me; however, they did say to expect an offer soon. I'm hoping by the beginning of my junior year or before my second game I'll have an offer if all things go well."

One thing Bosch enjoyed about his Irish camp experience was the chance to work with offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

"I worked with Coach Warinner at camp. It was good to see how he coaches as he likes to do a lot of footwork drills and a lot pass protection. It wasn't like other camps I've attended as it was more like being in a college practice as they went over many of the drills they have their linemen do."

Saturday was not the first time Kyle had been on the Notre Dame campus.

"I've been to Notre Dame more for pleasure with family or friends. However, I've never been up there for football."

What stood out during his visit?

"The tradition they have at Notre Dame is unlike any other place in the country. The tradition they upkeep and the type of student athlete they have there is ridiculous."

One thing that could work in the Irish favor if they offer is his family's long running love of Notre Dame.

"I grew up a fan of Notre Dame as my grandfather is a big Notre Dame fan and most of my family has been Notre Dame fans all of their lives."

What would it be like if the Irish offer?

"It would be fantastic and really exciting to be offered by Notre Dame."

If Notre Dame would offer Kyle knows it could change the way he looks at other schools. Could it move the Irish to the front of the class?

"Possibly, I'm looking for the best fit for me. I know my family would love to see me go to Notre Dame, not only because we grew up Notre Dame fans but because it's a great educational school. But in the end I've got to make the best decision for me."

Did any of Kyle's family make the trip to campus with him?

"My grandfather went with me and it was pretty cool. When he was in high school he wanted to play at Notre Dame, but he grew up in the inner city so he wasn't much of a academic whizz, but he was a fullback and he loved Notre Dame. Our whole family is Irish and we've all grown up Notre Dame fans.

"We all love Notre Dame as a school, but looking at it now I've got to pick the school that fits me the best and put all the family ties to the wayside and look deep into the program and see how I fit in there."

IrishEyes.com will continue to follow Kyle's recruitment in the coming year.


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