Koehne Will Audition In June

The Notre Dame coaching staff really wants to get another look at four-star offensive lineman Kyle Koehne.

They'll for sure get their chance at their June camp.

"They've called and talked to my coach twice to make sure I'm coming for their camp," Kyle Koehne said. A member of the Irish coaching staff also dropped by the school during the recruiting evaluation period. "They're curious to see me."

Koehne's coming to try and impress, and an outstanding performance by the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Indianapolis, Ind. standout could net a scholarship offer from Notre Dame.

"I think I have a good chance," Koehne stated.

An offensive tackle at Cathedral High, Koehne has scholarship offers from Iowa, Indiana, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Louisville and Northern Illinois. Besides Notre Dame, he is also hearing from Michigan, Florida and Boston College.

Koehne camped at Notre Dame for a day last summer.

"They're a solid school and I like them a lot," he said.

Koehne plans to do a lot of camping this summer. He also plans to workout in Gainesville, Ann Arbor and Boston in hopes of earning offers from those top-notch programs as well. He's going to look weird in the airport, as he makes his way to Florida.

"I have to take shoulder pads and a helmet with me," Koehne laughed.

In helping Cathedral advance to the class 4-A semi-state, Koehne graded out at an 82 percent, and was named first team all-state by the Associated Press. Though he plays tackle on the prep level, college recruiters envision him as a guard.

"I've been working out a bunch," Koehne said. "I got a personal trainer that I'm going to three or four times a week, and I'm hitting the weight room hard.

"I'm hoping to make a decision before my senior season starts, so by the end of summer."

Perhaps Notre Dame will be an option.

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