Back in December, Notre Dame picked up a big early commitment for the class of 2015 in four-star center Tristen Hoge of Pocatello, Idaho. Hoge is the nephew of ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge, and matches his big body (6-foot-5, 287 pounds) with a serious mean streak — he should be a great building block for the future of the Fighting Irish.
Hoge is believed to be a very solid verbal commitment, and he recently got his Ford Raptor SVT tricked out in a new wrap, courtesy of his parents. Instead of the classic “Built Ford Tough” motto, his truck displays “Built Irish Tough” — a perfect fit:
Big surprise from my parents with the wrap. Definitely committed to the Irish for life. GO IRISH. pic.twitter.com/Y6dQSiG27O
— Tristen Hoge (@HogeTristen) January 30, 2014
Not a bad look.