Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman defensive end Ian Bobak (6-4, 250), is gearing up for his senior year, eager to spend the whole season on the field after an injury robbed him of most of his junior year.
“It was a non-football related injury but it was a painful one so I’m just ready to play again,” said Bobak. “We got a new coach (Tony Sanchez) and he is definitely what Gorman needed.”
Bobak hopes that the new fiery Sanchez will continue to get the most out of him and increase his chances at more offers.
“Fresno State offered me before as a defensive end and Nevada offered me as a defensive lineman in general,” said Bobak. “And Washington said they’re really impressed with what they saw, and I think Washington is close to offering me as a defensive end.”
With very little film to go off of, Bobak knows that his senior year is crucial in adding more offers.
“Most schools want to watch my senior film before they decide if they’ll offer,” said Bobak. “I went to the Washington Camp and the Arizona Big Man Camp and I thought I did really well there.”
Bobak said that his top group of schools includes Fresno State, Arizona, Washington, Nevada and UNLV.”
“A lot of schools said that they want to see how I mature, as either a defensive end or tackle,” said Bobak. “I’ll play some tight end this year, I’m backing up Xavier Grimble, but I’ll be focusing on defensive end opposite Alex Turner.”
With four teammates already committed to Pac-10 schools, Bobak was able to catch the eye of coaches this spring who frequented Bishop Gorman.
“It’s a great feeling to know that there were guys that coaches came to look at, I caught the eyes of them too,” said Bobak.
Despite his teammates early commitments, Bobak isn’t in a rush to decide.
“I’m going to take the recruiting process slow, see what kind of options I have,” said Bobak. “I know for sure one visit I’ll take is to Fresno State. I’m definitely going to give them a chance because they offered me first. I’d also like to take some visits to the East Coast and some to the Pac-10.”
Bobak said his target weight is 260 while staying at defensive end.
“I want to have an edge on other freshman and be one of the heavier, faster defensive ends in the Everson Griffen mold,” said Bobak.
Gorman will open their 2009 season with Dixie (Utah).