Search:

How Troy Niklas made the decision

February 02nd, 2011, 9:38 am ·

· posted by Steve Fryer

Just got off phone with Don Niklas, Troy's dad ...

Here is what happened the past few days that led Servite's star lineman to select Notre Dame ...

Troy could not sign the letter of intent until 7 a..m our time, per Letter of Intent rules, and then the Niklas family faxed it over to Notre Dame at 7:15 a.m.

Here is some of what Don Niklas had to say about his son's decision:

"Troy came back from Notre Dame on Sunday, came home and went to sleep. There is so much information they throw at you. On Monday, he woke up and was really concerned because there was so much information to process. So Troy and I talked it through on Monday, and he met with Scott Prohaska, his strength and conditioning coach to talk it over, too. Troy came home Monday night, and said he made his decision -- Notre Dame. On Tuesday, all the coaches started calling, several from USC and all the Notre Dame guys. Troy finally told USC at 8:15 last night about his decision, and it was tough. Coach (Ed) Orgeron (of USC) had become like family to us. That really made it a tough decision. Troy wanted to tell him personally because he built such a close relationship with Coach 'O'."

Find all of today's Signing Day news at OCVarsity's

Signing Day Central.

Slide show: Signing Day in photos

More recruiting news from the OCVarsity blog:


 
Ads by Google


Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire
ADVERTISEMENT 
Search Players


ADVERTISEMENT 
Football:

Santa Margarita 40, Cathedral Catholic/San Diego 14 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Riverside Prep 62, Brethren Christian 0 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Crean Lutheran 60, Lutheran/Chula Vista 14 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

San Clemente 27, San Juan Hills 34 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Marina 21, Aliso Niguel 40 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Costa Mesa 15, Northwood 0 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Trabuco Hills 10, Rancho Cucamonga 45 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Kennedy 20, Fullerton 32 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Dana Hills 14, Tustin 74 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

La Habra 41, El Toro 7 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed