2016 QB Wezensky primed for big season

Sophomore quarterback Noah Wezensky of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers already has expectations riding on him as an underclassmen due to a strong showing as a freshman. Wezensky is hearing the most from Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State.

Sophomore quarterback Noah Wezensky of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers knows much of the attention he garners early from colleges will hinge on how well he plays his sophomore season.

"I think that I can play among elite competition," Wezensky said. "I just have to go out here and prove it."

Wezensky camped at Notre Dame this summer, and he said his performance earned him praise from the staff.

"Notre Dame's camp went really well," Wezensky said. "I had a good day there. [Offensive coordinator] Coach (Chuck) Martin and I stay in touch, and we've had some good conversations."

"I will definitely be visiting Notre Dame for a game this season, I'm just not sure which one."

Location will play a factor for Wesensky, who would like to play close to home. Wezensky likes the proximity factor of the Irish.

"I'm not looking to go out to California or anything," Wezensky said. "That would be kind of difficult. Plus, I like the schools in the Big Ten and around this area like Notre Dame."

Wezensky only started five games (as a freshmen), but he threw for 702 yards and four touchdowns.

"Definitely, my arm strength and accuracy are my biggest strengths," Wezensky said. "I think I have a good leadership ability and I can make plays."

Wezensky, though still an underclassman, knows what he's looking for in a school. He says he has received the most interest so far from Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State.

Teammates last year with Notre Dame starting linebacker and former five-star Jaylon Smith, Wezensky said Smith offered him recruiting advice.

"Jaylon really helped me out when I first got to Bishop Luers," Wezensky said. "I will be looking at academics, how good a school is on the field, and playing time. I went to see the field when I can."

Wezensky's mother went to Michigan State, and he has visited the Spartans multiple times.

"My mom really likes Michigan State, and so do I, but she knows this is my decision," Wezensky said. "I will be at Michigan State again for the Michigan game (Nov. 2)."

Wezensky also plans to be at Cincinnati for the Connecticut game on Oct. 19.

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