Checking in with Bars
Future Notre Dame offensive lineman Alex Bars watched the Irish take on Michigan in Ann Arbor a couple of weeks ago. Bars wasn't sitting in the recruit section, however. He sat with his family as they cheered on his older brother who plays for the Wolverines. "It was a great game," Bars said. "I sat with my family in the family section, which was about at the 50 yard-line. It was kind of a weird feeling, and I just tried to enjoy the game. I would cheer for my brother, but I was cheering for Notre Dame." Speculation had risen that Bars was wavering after the Irish loss to Wolverines, but Bars quickly squashed any such rumors. "I'm completely solid to Notre Dame," Bars said. "100 percent." Bars has plans to attend at least one home Notre Dame game this season. "I may head up there his weekend," he said. "It depends on how much family we have in town. I will definitely be at the USC game, though." Bars stands at 6-foot-6, 302-pounds as Montgomery Bell Academy heads into game five of the season this Friday. "I'm just trying to add muscle at this point," Bars said. "I'm working on getting quicker feet and getting faster in general. Right now, I'm blocking well, but I can always improve on that as well." Earlier this season in a win over Hamilton, Bars, who plays nose tackle at Montgomery Bell, picked up a fumble and ran it 88 yards in the opposite direction for the touchdown. "That was crazy," Bars said. "That was probably the most fun I've ever had in high school football." Bars will see Michigan play again in person this season when his oldest brother, who plays for Penn State, faces the Wolverines. "I will pull for Penn State," Bars said. "He's been there longer." Bars plans to play basketball and run track this spring. He is rated as four-star prospect and as the No. 17 offensive tackle in the class of 2014.
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