Chauncey Incarnato says he's having the time of his life this summer. "Playing in the game was the best week of football in my life," said Incarnato of his Ohio All-Star experience. "They were all great guys and I made a lot of new friends. There were 20,000 plus at the game and that is the most people I've ever played in front of in my life. It was a great experience."
Incarnato says he's also learned a lot playing against some top competition. "It gives you confidence in yourself," Incarnato said. "I didn't know if I could hang with guys like that. I was really happy I played as well as I did. Being from Dover, I wanted to prove to everyone and myself that I could play at that level."
We did not see the game, but the results were glowing from what we hear. Incarnato played very well including shutting out Ohio State commitment, Curtis Terry, in the sack department.
Incarnato said he credits a lot of his play to working against another Buckeye commitment, Alex Barrow. "I worked the whole week against Alex Barrow," Incarnato said. "The first five times I went against him, he went right around me. He smoked me five straight times. But as the week went along, I got used to it and I started to have success and winning my share of the battles. I figured if I could pass block him, I could pass block anyone. I never went against anyone that was that fast and that strong."
Next on the slate for Incarnato is the Big 33 game. The game pits the very best of Ohio versus the very best of Pennslyvania. "I just hope I get to work the whole week against Alex again," Incarnato said. "I learned more in that week than any week in my life. Hopefully I can play well again after working with Alex all week."
Incarnato hasn't forgot about his Irish teammates and working out. "I've been working out quite a bit," he said. "I'm up to 290. I went up to visit Notre Dame for a weekend. I had a free weekend so I went up there to hang out with my teammates a bit."
The Dover, Ohio native says he's already found a mentor in John Sullivan. "I went up and hung out with Sully (Sullivan) and Victor (Abiamiri). Sully has accepted me very well and kind of took me under his wing. He's kind of my mentor. They really made me feel accepted and that is a good feeling.
"I kind of found out what life is like on a weekend in South Bend. It's not much different than Dover," Incarnato said laughingly.
Incarnato says he's excited to get started at Notre Dame. "It will be hard to leave home," Incarnato said. "I'm also excited to write the next chapter in my life. I'll just go up there and work as hard as I can and hopefully I'll get on the field real soon."
The All-Star experience has seemed to really give Incarnato a lot of confidence and appears to have been a positive thing for him. We're excited to watch him in the Big 33 game. We hear he performed very well in the Ohio All-Star game.