Wozniak Staying Patient

At 6-9, 2013 Indiana Tight End Nate Wozniak casts an impressive shadow. BCS schools are taking notice. Get the latest on his recruitment in this update.

When some college coaches get a look at tight end Nate Wozniak, they think position change. It makes sense when you consider the Class of 2013 product stands 6 feet, 9 inches and weighs 245 pounds.

While that might be the wish for some of these schools, it will take more convincing, Wozniak wants to catch passes.

"I think most schools are trying to recruit me as a tight end," the Indiana resident said. "Not many schools have said anything to me about moving down to tackle. I'd like to play tight end. I feel like that's something I'd like to stick with."

Wozniak led Center Grove High in Greenwood, Ind. in receiving as a junior. The team runs the Wing-T, so he blocks and sees limited opportunities in the passing game, however.

That could be part of the reason Wozniak still is sitting without a scholarship offer.

"I'm still waiting on that first to come in," he said. "I know that if I'm patient, it will come in here soon."

"I feel like (recruiting is) going pretty well. I've been invited to three or four different junior days. I've gotten to talk to some coaches a little bit, not a lot. I'm enjoying what it has to offer so far."

Indiana played host to Wozniak earlier this month.

"The IU junior day went really well," he said. "We met a lot of the IU coaching staff. They've got a lot of new stuff going on up there. They're trying to build a new program and I like what they're doing. They have a lot of young guys and it seems to me that they're going to have something going on in the near future."

Purdue and Minnesota invited Wozniak to junior days on Feb. 25. He's decided to check out the Boilermakers.

"I'll probably go to Purdue," Wozniak said. "Right now, my mom isn't able to get me up to Minnesota. That trip is a little long for us."

In addition to those schools, Wozniak reports hearing from Iowa, Iowa State and Wisconsin.

"I'm hearing from Miami a little bit," Wozniak said. "I talked with (defensive line coach) Mike Elston from Notre Dame."

Wozniak plays basketball and is on the Center Grove track team. He runs hurdles and the 200.

Wozniak, who is looking to study business administration in college, intends to attended a few spring practices at Indiana.

"I know I'm going to get out to more, I just haven't received the information yet," he said.

Wozniak isn't in a rush to end the recruiting process, even though some prospects like to get it out of the way before their senior seasons begin.

"I haven't really thought about a timeline," he said. "I think I could separate playing football and the recruiting process. It wouldn't be a problem for me if I waited through my senior season to choose where I wanted to go."


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