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2023 OL Kadyn Proctor Very Familiar with Notre Dame & OL Tradition

March 3, 2021
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Southeast Polk (Iowa) offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor‍ is one of the top prospects in the 2023 recruiting class, but that's not all he does. 

The 6-foot-7, 300-pounder has some hoops skills and is much more than a big body on the hardwood. 

"I average 17 points a game," Proctor told ISD. "But if it gets to that point where I have to throw bodies around, I'm there." 

The Iowa native might not have 50 offers, but his offers speak volumes. 

Arizona State, Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas A&M and USC have already offered, and Proctor is taking it all in stride. 

"It hit me," stated Proctor. "People say there are more to come, so I'm just sitting back and observing. I'm doing my best at what I can at my school." 

Jeff Quinn offered Proctor at the beginning of February and Notre Dame is a school he knows quite a bit about already.

"I'm definitely familiar with Notre Dame," Proctor said. "OL U over there. They've put all those offensive linemen in the NFL. Notre Dame is a prestigious school and is considered like an Ivy League school. That matters to me because it's a win-win. You can get four years of the same kind of education you get at an Ivy League and you also play football for one of the best teams in the country." 

Proctor is still building a relationship with Quinn, but it's off to a good start. Quinn also wasted little time telling the Southeast Polk star about the five F's: Faith, Family, Football, Fishing and Fun. 

"That was the first call I ever talked to him and when he gave me the offer," stated Proctor. "He definitely said that because I'm a big church guy. He asked me if I was religious and stuff like that. 

"I go to church every Wednesday. I get to see all my friends and youth pastors."

Proctor is also planning to get out this spring to take some independent visits and hopes to catch some practices if schools can open practices to the public. 

"There aren't having stuff like Junior Days, but some schools are opening their practice and facilities to the public so people can come see their practices," explained Proctor. "I've been told to come check out the schools and stuff.

"The dead period doesn't end until May 31st now, so getting to know schools earlier than that is something I'd like to do." 

The dead period has frustrated Proctor, as with most prospects. Now, in his case, Proctor has plenty of time to visits schools, but it prevents him from getting a full feel for the program and university. 

"You were looking forward to April 15th and trying to get out of the house as soon as you can because it's been months since you've gone to a college," Proctor said. "You don't really get that experience as you would compared to sitting at home. A virtual visit isn't as exciting. It's definitely frustrating and everyone is hoping it comes sooner than May 31st." 

And while a decision isn't in the near future, Proctor knows what he wants in a program and playing time isn't high on his list. 

"I'm not looking at playing time as much," said Proctor. "You might not have the starting role at a school, but you can go be coached by the best coaches. You can step up to that spot when needed. You go to practice, work your butt off and practice with those guys that start, or if you're starting, you can help the other guys and learn from everyone. Playing time isn't something that matters that much to me. 

"The education and family environment does matter to me. If football doesn't work or the NFL Draft doesn't go your way, you can still go out and find a nice job because the school a good program that you've gone through and people are going to trust you." 

 
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