Lemont's Ethan Pocic Nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

The rising senior offensive tackle has yet to pick a college, but has already received offers from nearly every major football program in the country.

junior Ethan Pocic—a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman—is one of seven Illinois high school football players to be nominated for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The seven rising seniors were among 400 players across the country nominated for the team. The nominating commitee will ultimately select 90 players to participate in the game on Jan. 5.

Pocic is considered one of the top offensive recruits in the state, and has already received offers from nearly every major college football program in the country.

 that Pocic's top choices, in alphabetical order, are: Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern California and Wisconsin.

However, he has since changed his game plan and has continues to visit various programs, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

According to his ESPN recruiting profile, he also received offers from Alabama, Arizona, Clemson, Florida State, Louisiana State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Pocic, who was recently given a five-star ranking, finished the 2011 football season with many accolades after leading the Indians to a 12-1 season and an IHSA state semifinal appearance.

In November, he was one of 35 Chicago-area players to be named to ESPNChicago.com's All-Area football team. He also received All-State honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, as well as First Team All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times.

bob ognar May 18, 2012 at 04:15 PM


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