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2023 DL Kobi Gorman Makes Notre Dame Stop for Irish Invasion

June 10, 2021

2023 Pickerington Central (Ohio) defensive lineman Kobi Gorman‍ is no stranger to Notre Dame as he's had family live in South Bend and that's led to a few visits to see the Irish program. 

The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder was back at Notre Dame on Sunday for Irish Invasion to work with defensive line coach Mike Elston. 

"It was really good," Gorman told ISD. "I finally got to meet up with Coach Elston again, which was great. I went to camp back in 2019 going into my freshman year and I got to talk to him a lot then. He came up and spoke to me and my family after the camp. 

"It was good to see him after about two years. It was good working with him and I learned a lot." 

Gorman got some quality work in and Elston made sure to catch up with him following the camp.

"He told me to keep working on the little things and a lot of stuff we worked on," said Gorman. "I'm a lot bigger than when I came two years ago. He was happy to see me, so I have to keep improving on the little things." 

In terms of an offer, Gorman is staying patient as Elston will take time to review the film. 

"He said he was going to look over more of the camp film," Gorman stated. "He said he'd get in contact with my coach in the next couple of weeks." 

Gorman felt his performance went well and loved the competition Notre Dame brought in for the camp. 

"There was a lot of competition, especially with the offensive line," said Gorman. "It was fun competing with those guys. Being around other defensive line recruits is always fun as you can learn from each other. I loved it." 

Before the camp, Gorman took a quick tour of campus and a few presentations. 

"I went on a tour in the morning and they had a presentation about what sets Notre Dame apart from other places," Gorman stated. "The academics and religion is a huge part of it.

"It was really fun for me to see the new facility because I hadn't seen that before." 

The Pickerington Central star is grateful for his early offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (OH) and Toledo, but he's not satisfied. 

"I'm blessed to be in the position I'm in," explained Gorman. "There's a lot of kids that dream of being in this position and I'm lucky to be here. I'm working hard and I'm still improving. I love getting feedback from all the coaches and seeing where they see me.

"I'm going to Cincinnati and Tennessee this week. I'm probably going to go back to Ohio State sometime after the 10th. The 19th I have Pitt and the 21st I have West Virginia." 

As far as a commitment, Gorman is taking his time and hopes to earn more offers this summer and after his junior season. 

"I don't have a timeframe right now," said Gorman. "I'm not trying to rush anything. Probably before my senior year, but I want to see the options I'll end up having." 

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