Rocko Khoury: 2008 Prospect

Notre Dame hosted several top juniors for the Army game this past weekend. One of those in attendance was offensive lineman, Rocko Khoury of Traverse City Central High School (Mich.)

Notre Dame is starting to build a list of recruiting targets for the 2008 recruiting class, and Rocko Khoury (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) will likely end up on that list of players. Khoury made a visit to South Bend for the Army game, although that was not his visit.

"Coach Weis talked to us before the game and told us to watch out for few a surprises," Khoury recalled of his experience leading up to the start of the game. "So it was cool watching them warm up in their normal jerseys and then come out in the green jerseys.

"After the game when Brady Quinn and Jeff Samardzija were in the stands, they got the ‘Beat SC' chant going…that was pretty cool."

"I was also at the Penn State," Khoury explained. "That was the first time I had been there when students were around. I was really nice. I like the architecture of the campus."

"I went to one of their four-day camps this summer. Everything went pretty good. I got to spend a lot of time with coach Latina. He's a good guy. We did a lot of drills and learned a lot of stuff," Khoury explained. "I also spoke with Coach Vaas and then got a chance to meet coach Weis one-on-one, so that was pretty cool. Coach Haywood is the recruiter for my area so I got to meet him."

Rocko's brother Vince is a freshman linebacker at Central Michigan, and his dad also played for the Chippewa's, so the talent runs in the family. Michigan is already taking a look at Rocko, but the Irish might have an edge at this stage of his recruitment.

"Scott Kowalkowski (Notre Dame, '87–'90) is a good friend of the family, so I've always liked Notre Dame. I don't know what it is about it, but I just like them," Khoury explained. "Michigan is recruiting me. I've been to a couple of their games. I get a lot of stuff from Purdue, Wisconsin, mostly stuff from regional teams."


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