The last time Noah Wezensky visited Notre Dame, the Irish were watching him, but when he returns on Saturday, he’ll be the spectator.
The 2016 Indiana quarterback will be making the trip up from Fort Wayne to see Notre Dame host Michigan State this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound sophomore was last in South Bend for the Irish’s camp during the summer and made quite the impression on the Notre Dame staff.
“Since the camp, I’ve been in touch with them,” Wezensky said. “I’ve sent them film from the season. We discussed me coming back for a game.”
On Saturday, he’ll be back and he’ll be the one expecting to be impressed, saying the experience will “probably be unbelievable.”
“I’m definitely excited,” he added. “I haven’t been up for a game. I’m really just excited to see the game, experience the pregame and see what the atmosphere is like.”
Wezensky wants to enjoy the atmosphere more than anything after seeing much of the campus during the summer. The Bishop Luers quarterback is also excited to see former teammate and current freshman Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith.
“I want to watch Jaylon play of course,” said Wezensky. “He’s been really working, so I haven’t had the chance to talk to him too much. He’s just focused and I love what he’s doing up there, getting the starting spot and everything. I told him I’d be up for a visit, so I’ll talk to them.”
The Irish have encouraged Wezensky during communications since the camp.
“They’ve said, ‘Just keep doing what you’re doing, keep working, keep having a good sophomore season. Junior year is coming up, that’s going to be a big one,’” the sophomore quarterback said. “They’re really just looking forward to the process and making sure I get them the film after the season and things like that.”
Wezensky is splitting time with a senior quarterback this fall.
“I did it last year as a freshman, so I’m kind of used it,” he said. “Obviously, you have to be ready for your name to be called.
“I had a really good first game, but I’ve been out the last couple weeks with a sprained knee.”
The knee is doing a lot better now, according to Wezensky, who was 10-for-15 for over 100 years and a touchdown in his only appearance so far this season.
“I think I’m going to get back into the game on Friday. I’m going to be able to play Friday.”