November 24, 2009

Three-star has eight

Three-star offensive lineman/defensive lineman Ben Gottschalk (6-5, 265, 4.85) from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame first caught the attention of Rivals.com in the spring and he impressed those in attendance with his fancy footwork for big man.

Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst, Barry Every thought Gottschalk had best feet and lateral movement of any offensive lineman in the Los Angeles NIKE camp last spring. Every wrote on Gottschalk at the time that he looked like a participant on "Dancing with the Stars" after he made contact with the defender sliding his feet with precision and grace.

On the recruiting front, Gottschalk has eight offers on the table, but things have slowed down recently.

"Not a lot is happening right now," Gottschalk said. "I haven't really received too many new offers lately.

Gottschalk was selected to Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2010 landing as the Golden State's No. 94 prospect at any position.

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