Weishar impresses for Marist

With some added size to his frame, junior receiver Nic Weishar isn't easy to tackle. That was quite evident during No. 9 Marist's week one win over No. 14 St. Rita at Soldier Field. Weishar talks recruiting, plus FOX Sports NEXT offers a scouting report, all inside.

Nic Weishar added some size to his plenty-large frame, and the junior receiver is playing like a tight end. Now just a hair under 6-foot-6 and weighing 215 pounds, Weishar is hard to contain.

That was very evident during No. 9 Marist's 35-25 win over No. 14 St. Rita at Soldier Field.

"It felt like I was harder to bring down," Weishar said after the win. "I was able to run through guys easier. Overall, I'm just happy with the way everything went."

Weishar's most important catch of the day was on a 4th-and-7 in St. Rita territory, late in the fourth quarter. He dove along the sidelines and kept his feet in bounds. 

The Redhawks would later punch in a touchdown to put the game out of reach.

Marist used its pass-happy offense to frustrate a tough St. Rita defense. Weishar hopes a similar strategy leads to many more wins.

"We're going to play our game," he said. "It doesn't matter who we're playing."

As one of the top class of 2014 prospects in the state, Weishar holds nine BCS offers including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and others.

During the fall, Weishar hopes to visit local interests, including Illinois, Northwestern, and Notre Dame.

"I'd like to visit the places closer to home, just to make it easier," said Weishar. "I haven't made any for-sures yet."

FOX Sports NEXT's Beth Long will provide a video interview and highlights of Weishar's tremendous performance at Soldier Field.

Scouting Report

Nic Weishar could make an entire highlight reel out of just Saturday's game. The big target made it evident to all observers at Soldier Field that he is no fluke. Weishar has a special gift as a possession receiver. 

Weishar can track down any pass thrown in his vicinity. What's also impressive about Weishar is how his footwork can fool a defender, which is rare for someone of his size. Look for Weishar to haul in many more offers this season.

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St. Rita's defense struggled to contain Weishar but still managed to make some big plays. Linebacker Pat Healy and safety Tom Moran were impressive for the Mustang defense.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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