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DE Chase Hounshell

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


DE, ��ɉ�ɉ��, 255 pounds, 6’5″

Lake Catholic High School

Kirtland, Ohio

Though Chase Hounshell plays on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school, he was primarily recruited by Ed Warriner as one of the many defensive linemen in the 2011 class. Suited to play defensive end in the 3-4 scheme and tackle in the 4-3, Hounshell’s versatility may be his best asset. Quick and powerful for his size, Hounshell will find himself fighting to see the field as an underclassman with the other standout defensive ends in this class.

His experience on the offensive line may not be wasted; a return to the offensive line would not be particularly surprising to relieve the glut of supremely talented defensive ends. On the other hand, Hounshell could very well become an integral part of a Notre Dame’s defensive front in the coming years.