Hammock Trying To Earn Irish Offer

Tyquan Hammock has been in contact with the Notre Dame coaching staff, but the standout linebacker from Fort Wayne, Ind., is looking for more.

Hopefully at some point, a scholarship offer.

Tyquan Hammock was in South Bend last week, working out for the Notre Dame coaching staff at a one-day camp, trying to earn just that.

"I was looking to get an offer out of the trip," Hammock said. "They just said they'll have a meeting about the practice, and about the one-day campers, and they said they'll get back to me.

"It would've been nice if they would've told me while I was out there that they were going to offer, but I understand it's Notre Dame and they tend to wait a lot longer than other schools to extend an offer."

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Hammock holds scholarship offers from Minnesota, Indiana, Northwestern, Louisville, Michigan State, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Illinois.

"Illinois is close," Hammock said. "Maybe Iowa. Wisconsin and Purdue should be really close to offering."

In helping Bishop Luers to the Class 2-A state championship last season, Hammock racked up 164 tackles, with 24 of those coming for loss including 13 sacks.

Hammock plans on making his college commitment sometime in October, and he got some one-on-one time with Irish defensive coordinator Corwin Brown before leaving campus.

"Basically, he said to keep up the hard work," Hammock began. He will head out to Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State this month. "He said I was looking real well. He just told me again how they wait, and they're not quick to offer everybody off the get go. He said it's good I'm planning on waiting until October to keep my options open, because they're kind of slow on sending out offers.

"He told me to keep my options open and be ready to wait."

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