Bruce Hocker is going to the Hula Bowl.
And seriously, he might be selected in the NFL Draft.
Some followers of Duquesne Football have been pessimistic about the future of the program after a disappointing 2007 season, but Hocker's invitation and acceptance to play in one of the best showcases of college football talent in the country gives the Dukes a much-needed recruiting edge heading into scholarship football in 2008.
The effects of Duquesne alumnus Leigh Bodden's success in the NFL have not yet worn off, but coupling that success with having an athlete compete in the Hula Bowl is something that Duquesne coaches will undoubtedly throw at potential recruits.
Imagine if Hocker gets drafted. Don't rule it out.
And if he does, you can rule in about eight to 10 years at least of more unbelievable recruiting for Dukes Football.
(Image: Bruce Hocker, Copyright Duquesne University)