Q-and-A with Ethan Pocic, Lemont football
October 23, 2012 10:50PM
Ethan Pocic, of Lemont. | Matt Marton~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 25, 2012 11:36AM
Ethan Pocic, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound senior with Lemont football, is regarded as one of the top linemen in the country.
The LSU recruit primarily plays on the offensive line, but on occasion will be used on the defensive side.
His older brother, Graham, is a senior lineman at Illinois.
It’s just a good fit for me. Meeting with the coaches and players, it’s where I wanted to be.
You were recruited by dozens of elite Division I programs. How was the recruiting experience?
It was fun at first but then it got very stressful. I was always talking to coaches on the phone.
How many letters from various colleges did you receive during the recruiting process?
Boxes and boxes of letters. Some days I’d get seven hand-written, personalized letters from schools.
How has your older brother Graham helped you develop?
He’s helped me out a lot with technique and stuff and he’s always reminding me that I have to live up to the hype and carry on the Pocic name.
State title game. You’re in it. What team do you most like to beat for the championship? Why?
Peoria Richwoods. They got us in double overtime last year. It was a heartbreaking loss.
What’s in your iPod?
A little of everything. Blink 182, Drake, Odd Future.
What celebrity would you choose as your prom date?
Ten years from now, when you’re talking about coach Eric Michaelsen, what’s the first thing that will come to mind?
That’s he’s a great person and a great coach who wants the best for his players.
What do you like best about being a student-athlete at Lemont?
The small-town atmosphere.
As told to Pat Disabato