Game Film To Decide

It sounds like Notre Dame offensive line coach John Latina needs to see just a little bit more of Kyle Koehne, before the Irish staff can send over a scholarship offer.

Kyle Koehne made the short drive up from his Indianapolis home on Monday to work out at a one-day camp for Latina and the rest of the Notre Dame coaching staff.

Koehne said the offensive linemen did a lot of drills that emphasized footwork.

"I worked out with coach Latina for two, two-and-a-half hours," Koehne said. He currently holds scholarship offers from Iowa, North Carolina State, Louisville, Indiana, Cincinnati and Northern Illinois, and talked with Latina after camp.

"It was good news," Koehne stated. "I talked to him afterwards, and he said he thinks I was the best in camp, that I was the best camper there. He said I looked real good, and he said he wants to get different film on me. He said he wants a different game film of me.

"He said send him more film so I can be sure, because he said I look great without pads on and he wants to make sure I can do it all with pads on."

Another game film will be in the mail on Wednesday.

Notre Dame is recruiting the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Koehne as a guard. The Cathedral High standout is expecting to hear back from the Irish staff real soon.

"They said they were going to be in touch right away," Koehne began. "Coach (Corwin) Brown said he was going to email me sometime pretty soon this week, and let me know what's up with me and the recruiting process. Coach Latina told me after he got my film, he would let me know what's up, so it all should happen pretty fast."

If the Irish offered, would Notre Dame become Koehne's favorite school?

"Maybe," Koehne stated. He's been on campus three or four times over the last year. "There is a chance. I'm not sure though. I still have to evaluate a lot more schools."

Besides Notre Dame, a few other programs got a chance to evaluate Koehne recently. He camped at Florida, Michigan and Boston College over the last couple weeks. He will head out to Michigan State on Friday.

"Florida is real big on me," Koehne said. "They're talking to me a lot now. They said they're extremely interested. Boston College said they're extremely interested, and Michigan is talking about offering me as well."

The only other trip Koehne is planning on taking this summer is one to North Carolina State.

In helping Cathedral advance to the class 4-A semi-state, Koehne played tackle and graded out at an 82 percent. He was named first team all-state by the Associated Press.

Koehne would like to make a verbal commitment somewhere by the end of summer. Top Stories