Hawks Interested in Wyatt Suess

Senior quarterback Wyatt Suess of Cedar Rapids Washington threw for over 3,100 yards in his senior season this past fall, and more than a third of his yards went to a future Hawkeye receiver in Keenan Davis. Will that Washington connection continue at the next level?

Your father was a quarterback. Your brothers were both quarterbacks. It's only natural that you play the same position.  So is the rite of passage for Cedar Rapids (Washington) senior Wyatt Seuss.

In that household, one has visions of footballs decorating the Christmas tree instead of tinsel.

However, past in not prologue here;  his father Phil was a drop back lefty for the Hawkeyes in 1979 & 1980, but times have changed in the family just as they have in the game.  You have to be able to work both in and out of the pocket in most high school schemes today and the youngest Seuss feels he does that well.

  "Coaches tell me I'm athletic." Wyatt proclaims. "They like that I can make plays with my feet, and also be able to throw the ball. I can do both inside and outside the pocket."

Suess was 198 of 354 this past fall for 3,163 yards and 24 touchdowns to just five interceptions.  Those passing yards were tops in the state of Iowa by more than 600 yards according to www.quikstatsiowa.org, a very comprehensive rundown of last year's statistical performers in all levels.  Suess also had 404 yards rushing.  857 of those passing yards went to future Hawkeye Keenan Davis.

  You might think abilities like his would garner a few scholarship offers for the 6-4/210 prospect. To date, he has come up empty in that department. However, one may be lurking on the horizon.

  "I plan to visit South Dakota next weekend," said Seuss. "They told me they are planning to offer me a scholarship once I get on campus."

  The alma mater of his father has given him a different offer to play for its football program.

  "Yeah, I can play there." Wyatt states. "They told me I a preferred walk-on. I would be playing quarterback, also. They are not asking me to be an ‘athlete'."

  That offer from Iowa is certainly tempting and may win out in the end, but Suess is determined to see this process to the end and aggregate as much information as he can.

  "Whatever feels right is where I will go." Seuss says.

  For now, he is a key member of the Warrior boys basketball team. They are off to an 8-3 start, and are currently ranked in the Class 4A top ten. They also are the only team with a victory against the defending state champion Iowa City High Little Hawks.

  "We play in a tough conference." Wyatt said.  "(Marion) Linn-Mar, City High, (Cedar Rapids) Kennedy, Waterloo East – they are all good teams. But, we are quicker than a lot of the teams we play."

  I guess that athleticism stretches beyond the football field.

  "I like the game (of basketball)." Seuss says. "But football is a great game, too."


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