Brother Martin offensive lineman Ryan Hoefeld will make the drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge…
Mississippi State Pursuing Louisiana Junior
"Mississippi State has invited me to all of their home games," said Ryan Hoefeld. "I've also been invited to two Notre Dame games. Mississippi State is showing the most interest. They seem to be growing as a team each game, despite losing a couple. Their offensive line takes similar steps to what we do at Brother Martin. "The atmosphere (at MSU) is nuts! The crowd is out there tailgating three hours before the game. I've never seen anything like that. I really like Coach (Greg) Knox." Hoefeld is also hearing frequently from Nebraska, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Duke and Alabama. "Nebraska seems to be coming down south with its recruiting," said Hoefeld, who has known Cornhuskers' head coach Bo Pelini for years. "You can't beat that hard-nosed, Nebraska Football. I know Debo (New Orleans Jesuit LB Deion Jones) committed to Nebraska. "I'm wide open and will give every school a chance to recruit me. I'm ready to get that first offer and get it behind me; I hope it comes soon." Hoefeld set the school-record in the bench press as a sophomore and he's shooting for 400 pounds in the not-so-distant future. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound mauler mentioned his pass setting as a facet of his game that has improved over the past year. Looking back on his junior season, Hoefeld singled out East St. John three-star DT Gerron Borne and St. Augustine three-star DT Marcel Andry as memorable foes. "I enjoyed facing Borne," recalled Hoefeld. "We went after it during the game, then talked after the game. He was struggling with choosing a college and I felt for him." Brother Martin, the No. 15 seed in the 5A bracket, was eliminated by No. 18 East St. John in the first round of the playoffs.
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