A Pair of Pocic

Having just wrapped up its final high school summer camp, the Wisconsin coaching staff is busy handing out scholarship offers. Extending its third known 2013 scholarship offer Wednesday to Illinois offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, it left a man of already a few words even quieter.

MADISON - Despite it being the beginning of summer for most high school students, college camps are in full swing.

Ethan Pocic, a Class of 2013 offensive lineman from Lemont, IL, is well aware of how the recruiting process works, and how busy this summer will be. His brother Graham, a Class of 2008 Illinois signee, went through it just four years ago.

Pocic has already attended multiple camps thus far and has come away with a handful of offers.

Michigan State and Wisconsin are the most recent schools to offer the 6-foot 6, 265-pound offensive lineman, both offering him on Wednesday.

Pocic recently returned to home after a busy couple of days in East Lansing and Madison.

"We just did like technique drills and stuff like that," Pocic told Badger Nation Wednesday. "They (Wisconsin) said that from my technique I was a pretty good player. They said that I could play at their school, then they offered me today."

Pocic camped at Wisconsin on Monday and spent the majority of the time showing off his run-blocking strengths to offensive line coach Bob Bostad, a trait he has perfected at the running-heavy school of Lemont (Ill.) High.

"The camp was pretty good," Pocic said. "I just need to work more on my technique but Coach Ash said that if I work more on that, I could be a good lineman because I am tough. It's pretty excited about that school and their running game. It's pretty big."

Pocic spent Wednesday touring the campus of Michigan State and earning his sixth offer, joining Arizona, Illinois, Purdue and West Virginia.

"It was a good visit (to MSU). Both UW and MSU play in the Big Ten, have good coaches and have similar offenses," Pocic said. "I was surprised to get both of those offers. It's overwhelming."

While it is summer break and time to relax, it was strictly business for Pocic in Madison.

Co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash leads the recruitment of Pocic for the Badgers and has already visited Pocic at Lemont Township once this year.

Pocic continues to pick up offers, but so far the interest from schools is limited to just those that have offered. He might be in line to pick up another offer Thursday when he does a one-day camp at Notre Dame, his second visit to South Bend since the Irish's spring game.


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