Noah Wezensky enjoyed his trip to Notre Dame last weekend, enough for the 2016 Indiana quarterback to return again this weekend. Wezensky’s teammate and classmate, 2016 Indiana wide receiver Austin Mack has experienced Notre Dame before and knows he’ll enjoy his visit to South Bend for the Oklahoma game this weekend and already has a return trip booked for next month.
“I’m going to visit that game and they asked me to come for USC, so I’ll be there for both,” the 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore from Fort Wayne’s Bishop Luers said.
“They asked if I wanted to go to the Michigan State game, but I wasn’t able to go. This week, they asked me to come to this one and it worked out for me to go to both.”
Mack (pictured) got a kick out of Wezensky’s excitement from last weekend.
“He loved it,” said Mack. “He’s excited to go back, especially with me. He took a whole bunch of videos and stuff and he was showing them to me. I was laughing because it was his first time up there and I went to a game last year, so I know the atmosphere. It’s one of my favorite teams. I love it. He’s ecstatic and I’m excited too.”
But this weekend will be a bit different for Mack now that he’s a recruit who already has offers from Cincinnati and Indiana.
“I’m going to treat it like a business trip,” said Mack. “I’m going out looking for my future job and hopefully I make a good impression because I’d really love to get an offer from them. I hope I can really enjoy myself and meet the coaches, especially the receivers coach.”
An offer from the Irish would change the trajectory of the wideout’s recruitment.
“That would definitely put them number one, definitely put them number one,” he said confidently. “They would be in my mind all through my recruitment.”
Mack already has a great appreciation for Notre Dame, but is looking forward to learning more.
“When I went to a game for the first time, it was my first college game ever, and just being in there with the people and the fans and the atmosphere, I just absolutely loved it,” he said. “The campus is so beautiful and the education there. I love it just from a fan’s perspective.
“I’m not quite sure with the recruitment, I haven’t really gotten to see Notre Dame completely yet, so this weekend is one of the main things that I’m looking forward to.”
Mack didn’t make it to South Bend for last weekend’s game against Michigan State because he already had a visit booked to Indiana.
“That was fun,” he said of his trip to Bloomington. “I got to do some extra things that not all of the recruits can do and watch the players come out from the bottom of their workout area onto the field and get up close. That was really fun. I got to go down early and check out the tailgating. It’s fun and I definitely like IU, but I’m really looking forward to this weekend.”
He’d like to make more visits this fall as well.
“I’m going to try really hard to go down to Cincinnati and if any other coaches send me anymore letters, I’d love to go there too,” he said.
But for now, he’s concentrating on these next two visits to Notre Dame.