Sports Mockery interview with All-American Tight End Nic Weishar who will be attending the University of Notre Dame to play football next year. Weishar is currently finishing up his senior year at Marist High School on Chicago’s South Side and will be reporting to South Bend in June.
SM: Why did you choose Notre Dame? Were you a fan growing up?
Nic Weishar: Notre Dame really had everything to offer. They have one of the best Business School’s in the country, and I plan on majoring in the Business field. Their football tradition is also another big reason for choosing Notre Dame. It’s close to home, so all of my friends and family can come visit me. I’ve been going to Catholic school all of my life, so being able to continue that was important.
SM: A two sport athlete in basketball and football, why did you choose football?
Nic Weishar: I graduated from St. Damian (Oak Forest) and entered Marist really dreaming of playing college basketball. I have always loved playing football too, so I began to realize that maybe I was a little bit better at football. Northwestern offered me a scholarship as I was entering my Sophomore year, so I think that really made me realize that football was the way to go.
[Weishar is also playing basketball on Marist's varsity team prior to graduation.]
SM: Are you still playing basketball for the Redhawks this season?
Nic Weishar: Yeah, I wanted to finish up my Senior year. We run a Princeton offense, so it’s basically four Guards on the floor and me, when I’m on the court.
SM: Why did you decide to attend Marist since your brothers attended Brother Rice?
Nic Weishar: I went on a shadow day, and as corny as it might sound, it just felt like the better place for me. I went on shadow days at Mt. Carmel, Brother Rice, St. Rita, and even St. Laurence I think, but I just felt like Marist would be the right fit for me.
SM: What was your favorite part of attending Marist? What will you miss the most?
Nic Weishar: All of the people. Everyone has been really great, from the coaches to the teachers, faculty, and staff. The people are what made Marist memorable, all the way from the bowling team to the chess team, and so on.
SM: Who was the toughest opponent you played against during your Marist career?
Nic Weishar: I’d have to say Naperville Central.
SM: Favorite and most memorable game you played for Marist?
Nic Weishar: My Sophomore year, we played Carmel (Mundelein) at Carmel. The game went into two overtimes. They scored to begin the second overtime, meaning we had to score. We had a penalty to start, so it was something like first and goal from the 20. We drove close to the end zone, and on 4th down, I caught a pass in the end zone. We went for 2 and got it, and ended up winning the game. That had to be my favorite game I played in while at Marist.
SM: After an exhausting game like that, you and your teammates had to refuel. Where did you and the other players go and eat? What’s the neighborhood hangout?
Nic Weishar: Nonna’s in Crestwood, without a doubt. They may not have the best pizza in the area, so I’m not really sure why that became the go-to place, but it was for sure the cool place to go. Bacci’s pizza might be better, but we always hung out at Nonna’s.
SM: Thank you for your time Nic, good luck with the Irish next year!
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