Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 21, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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prep profiles Indiana Offensive Lineman Wants Irish Offer Brownsburg (Ind.) High offensive Mallory said. guard Evan Mallory has already The 6-5, 295-pound junior came on caught the attention of a number of an unofficial visit to Notre Dame for premier programs in the Midwest, in- the Oklahoma game Sept. 28. His excluding Notre Dame. perience in South Bend solidified his The Fighting Irish and most Big Ten desire to play for the Irish. schools — along "I got to do the with Ball State, players' walk, and Evan Mallory Cincinnati, Misthat was probBrownsburg High School souri and Califorably one of my faBrownsburg, Ind. nia — all have Malvorite things I've Status: Not Offered lory on their radar done so far as a Class: Junior after he started on recruit," Mallory Position: Offensive Guard varsity as a sophosaid. "I also got to Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 295 more last season talk with most of 40-Yard Dash: 5.50 a n d i m p re s s e d the coaches in the 247Sports Rankings: coaches during lounge, including Currently unrated summer camps. the offensive line However, Notre coach, and go to Dame is clearly near the top of Mal- the locker room with all of the players lory's list. after the game. "An offer from Notre Dame would "It was fun, but what really stood be huge in my eyes," said Mal- out was talking to the fans. They are lory, who is not currently rated by so loyal. I heard 98 percent of the stu247Sports. "It's a terrific school, a ter- dents bought a game pass, and it was rific football program. And the offen- exciting to see how pumped they were sive line coach [Harry Hiestand] is throughout the game." spectacular. I respect him a lot." Mallory noted that he wants a proMallory's high school coach gets gram he can fit into from the start, as many of his offensive line drills well as one that has strong academics. straight from Hiestand. Already with "I'm going to college to get an edusome exposure to what the Irish do, cation," he said. "Football obviously Mallory caught Hiestand's eye at would be a great thing to play in colNotre Dame's summer camp and has lege, but I won't play football my ensince been in contact with the coach. tire life. The education is really impor"I'm hoping to have more contact tant to me." with Coach Hiestand as time goes on," — Staci Gasser

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