Irish Impress Sophomore QB

Sophomore quarterback Messiah deWeaver tuned heads last year as a rare freshman starter at Trotwood-Madison in Ohio. College recruiters have taken notice of his skill set and he has taken a few unofficial visits. He was at Notre Dame Saturday to watch the Fighting Irish defeat Navy.

Trotwood-Madison quarterback Messiah deWeaver is one of the top 2016 prospects in the state of Ohio, and his play on the field has been impressive this season.

deWeaver, 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, started last year as a freshman and the potential was evident immediately. In addition to his athletic ability, deWeaver is ranked in the top-five academically in his class.

College recruiters have taken notice of the sophomore, who visited Notre Dame this past weekend.

"Being at Notre Dame was great and it was an amazing experience," deWeaver stated. "The tradition is amazing, and you can feel it as soon as you get there. I'm a Catholic, so that means a lot to me as well. There are a lot of great things that have happened there over the years, and I was very impressed."

"I spoke with the coaches and they said they are very interested," he added. "It was my first time being there, and it compared greatly to the other places I've been, and the fans were amazing. When you factor everything, Notre Dame is definitely a place I see myself fitting in at. It's a great school, and I will be back there again. They want me to come back for the BYU game on Thursday night, but I don't know if I can make that."

With one offer to his credit, from Louisville, and several top schools showing interest, deWeaver has definitely hit the recruiting radar.

"I will be going back to Michigan for their game with Ohio State," deWeaver stressed. "I was there when they played Notre Dame earlier, and loved it. I have been building a relationship with Michigan for a while now, and it's only getting stronger. They told me I'm at the top of their board for quarterbacks in the 2016 class, and I did really well at their camp, so they're a favorite of mine."

"I'm also interested in Louisville a lot, and I like Kentucky, North Carolina State and Michigan State as well," he continued. "I'm only a sophomore so it's still real early for me in recruiting. I'm more focused on my season, and we start the playoffs next week, so it's our time of the year right now. That's my top priority and my team deserves all my focus."

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