Notre Dame held its first one-day camp last Thursday for several top prospects. Chase Hounshell from Lake Catholic High School (Mentor, Ohio) was one of those players in attendance, and he raised some eyebrows with his performance. Chase Hounshell (6-foot-5, 250-pounds) was hoping to land a Notre Dame scholarship offer based on his performance at their one-day camp last Thursday. That didn't happen, but he certainly didn't hurt his cause.
"The camp was great," Hounshell said. "I think I performed really well. I had pretty good statistics there. I had a 32-inch vertical, I ran a 4.3 shuttle. I competed very well in the drills. They had me work out at defensive end In the one-on-ones, and I didn't lose any of my reps. I worked my butt off and did the best that I could.
"They said that I couldn't have performed better. They said that I had a great performance. They said that I could play defensive end at Notre Dame right now. They said that I had the perfect size. The only problem is that they said that they had two defensive ends committed right now who are fairly similar to me. They said that I was the next person to get offered, so right now I'm waiting on Notre Dame."
Notre Dame generally doesn't give camp participants a personal tour of campus, but Hounshell was one of the few that did.
"I met all of the coaches and I toured everything," Hounshell said. "It was just me and my mom on the tour. I was really impressed with everything. I got a tour of the Basilica, the stadium, the locker room, the facilities…everything. It's is like any other college in the nation. It's a great college. They told me that I was next in line for an offer, and that they wanted to give me tour of everything and make sure I saw the full college while I was there.
"I've heard stories about Notre Dame, so it was what I expected, but the thing that stood out most to me was the Basilica. It was crazy. It was unlike anything else I had seen before."
Notre Dame is the last camp for Hounshell, but it isn't the end of his travels. On Tuesday he made an unofficial visit to Iowa, and he was at Wisconsin on Wednesday.
"Things went great (at Iowa)," he said. "I was really impressed with everything. I was really impressed with coach Ferentz, I think he's one of the best coaches in college football. So, I had a really good visit at Iowa.
"I'm on my way to Wisconsin. Then I head home for one day. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I'll be at Boston College. I come home and then I go to West Virginia and then Michigan State."
Hounshell Impresses at ND Camp
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