Catching Up With Ethan Pocic

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 3, 2012 at 6:00p
Pocic will be one of the most recruited linemen in the country.

Hi again....I am back....again. You guys tired of me and these 2013 recruiting updates yet? 

If you are, then I recommend that you just take a step back from your computer for a little bit and come back soon when we've got different Buckeye news for you. If you're not, then settle in for another exciting look at who Urban and his boys are targeting for the 2013 recruiting class. Yes, the one that signs on the dotted line in like 363 days.

This little update will center on Ethan Pocic, a highly-sought offensive tackle from Lemont, Illinois and Lemont Township High School. Pocic, a four-star prospect visited Columbus this past weekend and got to spend some time with Coach Meyer and other potential 2013 Buckeyes. 

With offers from most of the midwest, Pocic is anything but sure thing for the Buckeyes' in 2013, but he's thought enough of to have received an offer from the coaching staff recently, and that offer was important enough for him that he made the trek to Ohio State for junior day.

The Buckeye offer is just one of many for Pocic and it will be interesting to see how he stacks it up against some of the others he has earned from the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Arkansas, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Arizona and West Virginia. He claims he has no leader at the moment, and from my interaction with him it's easy to see that he's somewhat introspective and reserved. A sign of maturity and of a kid who wants to be sure that when he makes this decision, one that will impact the rest of his life, that's he's considered all options from all angles.

I hope to get a chance to talk more with Ethan in the future, but here's what he had to say about how his recruitment is going presently.

How did your junior season go for your team and for you, personally? What do you feel you need to improve on the most heading into 2013?

My season went good. We went undefeated until the semis but we lost in double OT. I played well, but I can work on my footwork.

What are your current measureables?

I'm 6'6" and 290 pounds right now.

How is recruiting going for you personally? Are you enjoying the process so far? How many current offers do you hold and which teams are you feeling the most right now?

I have 14 offers right now. 

Which coach from Ohio State is recruiting you and how important is your relationship with your positional coach?

Coach Vrabel is recruiting me. Coach Wariner and I know each other well, too.

You were offered a scholarship by Urban Meyer, can you tell me how that conversation went?

It was good, but we just talked real quick. 

Will you be taking one of your official visits to Ohio State?

Yes, I will, but I haven't gotten my official visits down exactly yet.

How’s school going, grades in order? Have an idea of what you want to major in when you get to college?

School is good, but I don't know about the major yet.

Do you have a time-frame for your decision? What is the most important factor in choosing a school for you?

Nope, no time-frame for my decision. I am not really sure what I am looking for yet in a school.

Check out Ethan's junior year highlights below.



RecruitBuck's picture

Looks like a quick conversation

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

It definitely was.

M Man's picture

Lemont is I believe David Molk's high school...

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Was that a bad snap?

M Man's picture

Sadly, in that game it didn't matter...

Happily, Molk won the Rimington Award.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Molk was pretty good. Kidding. He was really good. 

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

No argue, but that ball looks to be about ankle level for Lil Wayne by the time it makes it to him.

buckeyedude's picture

So even if this kid is from the same school as Molk, you think that is enough that he'll be wearing the winged helmets, M Man? I don't really see where it matters all that much. Unless the kid were from a school like, let's say Glenville H.S., where there are numerous players that went to a certain university in central Ohio. ;)



Riggins's picture

I couldn't take the stop-start-stop-start on the film.  Just highlight him once and let it play.  If he stands out on film, he will do so without all of the effects. Horrible job on the film cut.

Anyway, thanks for the piece Jeremy.  Hopefully Vrabel and Warriner can get this guy to Columbus.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Good work, Jeremy! Never tired of recruiting updates (and if I was, I wouldn't say so given your advice to people that are lol)!

More than anything, I'm just thrilled that the Bollman era is over and OL guys are actually on the radar. I'm still pinching myself when I think about 5 OL guys in this past class!

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

Ethan_Buck's picture

No Molk went to Plainfield South HS, I live right down the road and actually played football against him in High School, we are in the same confrence, Lemont is south side of Chicago, very rich area.

I dont always root for college athletics, but when i do (which is most of the time) I choose THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

M Man's picture

Ethan, I'd like to thank you for that correction -- if it is really true.  BUT as long as Molk has been with us, I understood that he was a Lemont grad...  And I can tell you with confidence that the Lemont name always stuck with me because I've played a fair bit of golf at Cog Hill.

Molk's Wikipedia page (there are a dozen recruiting websites that say the same):


tennbuckeye19's picture

FWIW: ESPN says on the Michigan roster page that Molk is from Lemont, IL, but doesn't say what high school he attended.

M Man's picture

Hey I screwed up that Wikipedia page while cutting-and-pasting.

Here's the correct page:


buckeyedude1001's picture

Hey M Man I am just wondering but are you a Michigan fan cause it looks like it from the picture?


buckeyebart's picture

OMG- This dude has it. Telling people to go screw themselves if you don't/can't get enough recruiting info. In the infamous words of Budweiser "I love you man"

11W rocks and I have and will donate to keep this site. If everyone who reads this doesn't get it ( IOW ) understand you willl pay dearly to get the same info BUT NOT TAINTED or nearly as important to tOSU from the choke gag big time sites, you should go screw yourself !

11W is a playa SHOW THEM THE LOVE and keep it real

TheRobot's picture

I don't get that warm feeling from him lol. He seems like he might be a tough sway.

Ethan_Buck's picture

Im hearing he is big on Wisky for some F*cked up reason..

I dont always root for college athletics, but when i do (which is most of the time) I choose THE Ohio State Buckeyes.