Even though Michigan is bringing in a great offensive line class in 2012, they are looking to add more "big uglies" to their 2013 offensive line recruiting class. Michigan is only planning on taking 3-4 offensive lineman next year, so they must offer prospects who they feel will help improve Michigan's rushing attack for years to come.
|Ethan Pocic from Lemont, Illinois.|
After Pocic's visit for the Notre Dame-Michigan game, I was able to catch up with Pocic for an interview regarding his recruitment.
SimplyComplex: How was your experience at the ND-Michigan game?
Ethan Pocic: "It was crazy. I've never seen an atmosphere like it."
SC: What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are at the OL position?
EP: "My strengths are-Toughness,Quickness, and getting to the second level of the defense.
Weaknesses-getting stronger and getting down to a healthier weight."
SC: Which schools are you recruiting you besides Michigan?
EP: "Illinois,Purdue,Michigan St.,Wisconsin,West Virginia, Arizona,and Notre Dame have all offered."
SC: Who are your favorite NFL and College player?
EP: "I like to watch Adrian Peterson and the Bears defense."
SC: On your visit, Did you meet with any of the coaches?
EP: "Coach Funk, but only for like five minutes."
SC: Do you have a timeline for when you'd like to make your decision?
EP: "Don't know yet."
SC: Who in your life inspires you?
EP: "My family inspires me the most."
SC: I's distance a factor in your decision?
EP: "No, not at all."
SC: What's your favorite thing about Michigan?
EP: "Everything!(laughs) My favorite thing is their rich tradition."
SC: Could you see yourself attending Michigan?
EP: "Yes, I could see myself attending any school that is interested in me."
SC: Do you think Michigan fits your style of OL play?
EP: "Yes, definitely."
SC: What are you looking for in a college?
EP: "The coaches and players[are important]. And a winning tradition,too."
Look for Michigan to offer Pocic in the coming weeks. Already a 4* prospect according to Scout.com, Pocic will likely be one of the best offensive lineman in the 2013 class. Pocic has already taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame,Wisconsin, and Purdue. All we can hope for is Pocic to visit, and commit to Michigan so he can become the next Jake Long.