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June 24, 2013

Interest picks up in Wezensky

Noah Wezensky made sure to take care of his arm last week.

Starting with a trip to Ball State, the rising sophomore quarterback from Ft. Wayne, Ind., made four camp stops in the region. He hit Bowling Green, Michigan State and Notre Dame in a matter of four days before heading back home.

Needless to say, things have been trending in a positive direction since Wezensky turned in a standout performance at the Best of the Midwest Combine in Indianapolis last winter.

“Seeing some other kids get offered and stuff you see how the game is revolutionizing,” said Wezensky, who holds an offer from Akron. “Kids are getting offered earlier and earlier. That’s a blessing having an offer as a 2016, so I’ve just got to keep working for more.”

Notre Dame hosted Wezensky last Friday for its one-day camp.

Before things got started the 6-foot-1, 181-pound prospect reconnected with former Bishop Luers teammate Jaylon Smith, a freshman linebacker, and took a closer look at the program. It was the first time Wezensky visited South Bend.

“It was amazing,” Wezensky said. “I was in the football building and just going through it with all the pictures, me and Jaylon Smith, I saw him on campus and hung out with him a little bit. Me and him were watching this highlight video of last year a little bit and it was absolutely unreal.”

Camp started with some classroom work before Wezensky took the field for position drills and one-on-one competition. During the latter portion he caught the attention of head coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chuck Martin.

Another coach tipped Martin off on Wezensky, who received some positive feedback from the staff.

“(Martin) said I could compete with any of the guys there and I really showed that even though I’m a 2016 guy,” Wezensky said. “He said, ‘Keep coming back, keep coming back. We wanna see you again.’ I got really good feedback.”

Kelly also showered praise on Wezensky as he went through drills.

“He said he just really liked me,” Wezensky said. “I heard him indirectly too. We were doing one-on-ones and there was a pass and he was like, ‘That kid is the best player here.’ As soon as I heard that I started really doing good. That kinda pumped me up a little bit.”

Wezensky hopes to parlay his camp performance into more interest. So far that has been the case with each of the programs at which he performed, Wezensky said.

Others showing interest include Indiana, Michigan and Penn State.

“I’m kinda feeling strong that I can compete with any kid in any year,” Wezensky said. “I feel like I can compete with 2014s and definitely 2015s. I’m mature.”


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