Plainfield (Ill.) Central state ranked offensive tackle prospect Perry Dorrestein (6-foot-6, 283 pounds) attended the full camp late last week at the University of Notre Dame. Dorrestein also left South Bend on Saturday with a great impression of the Fighting Irish as well as adding two more MAC conference scholarships.
"I really enjoyed my full camp experience at Notre Dame," Dorrestein said. "I also received offers from both Ball State and Buffalo right after the Notre Dame camp."
Dorrestein is happy about drawing offers from both the Cardinals and the Bulls.
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"Coaches from both Ball State and Buffalo were working the camp at Notre Dame. They had a chance to watch me work for three days and the coaches from both schools said that I performed pretty well for those three days. They also said that they liked my athleticism overall, so they both decided to offer me a scholarship."
Dorrestein also left South Bend with a very positive impression of the Fighting Irish.
"It was just a great camp at Notre Dame, and I'm really happy that I decided to spend the three full days at the camp. I had a chance to work with offensive line coach John Latina every day, and I just feel more and more confident after going to the Notre Dame camp. I thought that I tested better than I expected and that I also ran pretty well at the camp."
Dorrestein also had a chance to talk with Fighting Irish head coach Charlie Weis before leaving the campus.
"I had a chance to sit and talk with Charlie Weis after the camp was over with and he had some very positive comments to make towards my overall camp performance. He said that he wants to see me play with more power this fall, and that they want me to make sure that Notre Dame gets my first two game tapes this fall."
Perry Dorrestein currently has offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Toledo and Northern Illinois.