Citko Camped At ND

Adam Citko felt the eyes on him. He was a little nervous.

As the 6-foot-5, 301-pound offensive lineman from Warminster, Pa., was working out at Notre Dame's football camp on Monday, Irish head coach Charlie Weis stood by and observed.

"He was watching us the whole time," Adam Citko said.

Good thing the Archbishop Wood High standout thought he performed well.

"I thought I had my best performance yet at a camp," Citko said. He recently attended ones at Pittsburgh and Rutgers, and will hit up Connecticut and West Virginia before the month is over. "I thought I did real good in every drill.

"There was about five of us there. They had us do a lot of pass and run drills, and some footwork drills."

Last month, Citko picked up his first two scholarship offers when Central Florida and Temple stepped to the table. He'd like to make his college decision before his senior season, but only if he has the right offers. A lot of programs are showing interest. Citko said he is hearing from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Duke, as well as the schools he's camped at.

"They said they're not really sure yet," Citko answered in regards to Notre Dame. "They have to sit down as an offensive line staff, and they said they're going to take it from there. They said the worst case, they'll evaluate my game film from my senior season.

Notre Dame offensive line coach John Latina told Citko he'd be in touch with his coach in a week. Latina also gave Citko his money's worth in instruction.

"He really liked my feet, and he gave me some tips to take back home with me. We talked for about 10 minutes, just about things I could take home to be a better player, and things I need to improve on. Just keeping my hands inside more when I'm run blocking."

Monday was Citko's third time on Notre Dame's campus. Same for his mother. They are very familiar, and know everything they need to know about the program. Now they just hope Weis liked what he saw.


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