Noah Wezensky feels good about how he did at Notre Dame’s Future Stars Camp on Friday and the 2016 Indiana quarterback has good reasons to feel that way.
“It went good,” the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from Bishop Leurs in Fort Wayne said. “I’m feeling really good.
“I feel like I showed them that I could throw the ball. Being a young quarterback, I feel like I could compete with all of them and that’s what I did.”
Wezensky definitely got positive feedback from Notre Dame offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Chuck Martin and even Irish head coach Brian Kelly.
“I talked with Coach Martin a lot and I talked with Coach Kelly a little bit too after the camp,” Wezensky said. “Coach Martin said they really liked me and he said they’re going to keep recruiting me and hopefully I can get back for a game this fall.
“It felt really good. It just proves that hard work pays off and I’ve got to keep working.”
Despite being one of the youngest signal-callers at the event, Wezensky certainly attracted Kelly’s attention.
“We were doing one-on-ones and I threw a pass,” Wezensky explained. “I heard him say to Coach Martin, ‘That kid’s the best one here.’ As soon as I heard that, I got pumped up. I talked with him a little bit about Notre Dame afterward, so that was a good time.”
Through speaking with Martin, Kelly was aware that Wezensky just completed his freshman year at Bishop Leurs. Wezensky was excited to hear such praise.
“Obviously it feels good, but I’ve just got to keep my head focused straight and know that I can compete with all of those guys because that’s what I want to do,” he said.
Wezensky said he tested well athletically in the combine portion of the camp, but still considers himself a pro-style, pocket-passer.
He made stops at Bowling Green and Michigan State before South Bend.
“This was my last one-day camp right now, so really I’m just focused on the season,” said Wezensky, who would like to get up to 190 pounds by the fall.
“I feel like I had a really good connection at Bowling Green, but I heard they like to spread the process out as well, but they really liked me. (Quarterbacks coach Brad) Salem at Michigan State also really liked me, he wants me back for a game at Michigan State as well. And of course, Coach Martin at Notre Dame.”
Wezensky was impressed with the atmosphere at Notre Dame.
“It was surreal,” he said. “There’s so much history and tradition. I was with Jaylon Smith, he used to go to my school. We were watching this highlight video and it was just amazing, the whole facilities and everything.”
Does he plan on taking Martin up on his offer to return in the fall?