A lifelong Michigan State fan, Noah Wezesnky said he’d be “neutral” as a guest recruit for Notre Dame on Saturday, but the 2016 Indiana quarterback didn’t seem upset with the result of the Irish’s 17-13 victory over the Spartans and he definitely wasn’t disappointed with the experience on South Bend.
“It was unbelievable,” the 6-foot-3, 185-pound sophomore from Bishop Luers in Fort Wayne said.
“The atmosphere of the place, just watching them play, watching them get the win. Being that close to the game is pretty cool.”
Wezensky arrived a little bit later than some of the visitors, but had the chance to spend time with a pair of fellow Indiana players - 2014 Irish receiver commit Justin Brent and 2014 Notre Dame linebacker prospect Drue Tranquill.
“I didn’t get to see the whole walk to the game and everything, but I got there in time for game,” Wezensky said. “I talked with Drue and Justin. I sat with Drue and stood on the sidelines. We watched the game and afterward, we got to sing the songs and the chants, that was pretty cool.”
Wezensky also had the chance to visit with former Bishop Luers teammate and current Irish freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith.
“Then we went in the locker room and talked with some coaches and talked with Jaylon,” Wezensky said. “It was a great experience.
“We were just talking about football, how he’s doing and everything, how he’s adjusting to college. I’m pretty close with him, so it was good to talk to him and see how he was doing.”
It was an experience Weznesky didn’t want to forget.
“I had to take videos on my phone so I could remember it,” he said. “It was unbelievable.”
Weznesky had the opportunity to speak with Irish offensive coordinator Chuck Martin and area recruiter Mike Elston as well.
“I was just talking to them about the season,” said Wezensky. “They just said, ‘Keep doing your thing,’ and they’ll be in touch.”
Wezensky felt Tranquill, a current Purdue pledge, enjoyed the trip as well.
“The look on his face was pretty happy to say the least,” Wezensky said of his fellow Fort Wayne native. “We’ll see what happens.”
Wezensky has an idea of what will happen between him and Notre Dame.
“I’ll probably get back to another game and I’ll probably get to the camp again this offseason,” he said. “I’m going to stay in touch with the coaches.”
It’s still early, but the Irish definitely made an impression.
“They’re definitely up there. It was a great game and it was really fun.”