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Hoefeld Holds Five
Prior to this week, Ryan Hoefeld (6-3, 265, Jr.) was the recipient of scholarship offers from North Texas, ULM, Louisiana Tech and Florida International. "McNeese offered this week," said Hoefeld, who started the past two years at offensive tackle for the Crusaders. "Coach Manny Michel made the offer. He told me about their brand new facilities and wants to talk to my parents." The New Orleans Bowl champion UL Ragin' Cajuns made an appearance on the Brother Martin campus last week. "Coach (Tim) Rebowe was there to see me," said Hoefeld, who has helped the Crusaders to consecutive appearances in the Class 5A playoffs during his tenure as a starter. "He said, 'June 9th is your day.'" "They want me to come to their camp that day. Coach Rebowe was impressed by how much I've grown. I've been working out hard and he seemed impressed with the results." Georgia Tech also visited Hoefeld. "Their coach was here yesterday (Wednesday), " he said. "I spent an hour and a half with him. We sat down in our coaches' office, and he showed me some hype videos and workout videos. "He said their offensive line coach likes my film. He asked if I had any questions, and I wanted to know about their depth on the o-line. He said that wasn't a problem." As an offensive tackle in the 6-foot-3 range, Hoefeld projects as a center in college. He's still a bit shorter than the prototype center, but that's not a concern with the Yellow Jackets. "Their coach told me they're looking not looking for the big 6-foot-6 linemen because of the (traditional triple option) offense they run," Hoefeld recalled. "He said they're looking for mean, athletic guys like myself. He said, straight-up, that he's going to bring my name up at the meeting that Georgia Tech's coaches have on Mondays. They noticed me as a sophomore and came down to see how much I'd grown." Kentucky is another program that has been in contact with Hoefeld. "Coach (Pat) Washington saw me when he was recruiting at our school for Southern Miss (the Golden Eagles signed OL Jordan Greene out of Brother Martin in 2010)," said Hoefeld. "He's now at Kentucky and said they're going to evaluate me."
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