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Future Notre Dame QB has big goals


DeShone Kizer might not be on the radar of many Notre Dame fans right now, but the future Fighting Irish quarterback hopes to change that soon.

"I plan on putting a couple big trophies in the Hall of Fame [at Notre Dame]," said Kizer.

The 6'5" Quarterback hails from Toledo, Ohio and plans on making a name for himself at Notre Dame over the next few years. He wants to go down as one of the all-time greats to play behind center at Notre Dame Stadium.

"The tradition at quarterback there is incomparable," said Kizer. "The way the fans are there, the way they treat their quarterbacks, it's spectacular."

Kizer's dreams aren't far fetched, the coaches at ND are already getting excited for what he can bring to the team.

"He's athletic. He can get out in space and make plays," said ND offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock. "He's got a strong arm. He can sit in the pocket and throw as well."

For Kizer, Notre Dame's academic prestige was a big reason he chose the school. However, it also helped he could keep some of his gear from high school, since Toledo Central Catholic is also the Fighting Irish.

"When they decided to offer me, it was definitely a cool situation to check out what their Fighting Irish tradition was compared to the one we have here at Central Catholic," said Kizer.

One of his high school traditions is letting kids maximize their athletic potential.

Not only is Kizer a star on the gridiron, but he also shines on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

"I'm an athlete. I can't just sit around," said Kizer. "I love to play as much as a possibly can."

Even though he's on the baseball field for now, it does not mean he's not already preparing himself to play on this field next fall.

"Although I'm out here playing baseball, I'm getting in the weight room four to five times a week to make sure I'm prepared for the next level of competition," said Kizer. "I've got to make sure I'm not only prepared physically, as well as mentally. I've been going through some college level routes and prepare myself to be with the Irish next year."

Kizer hopes to compete against Everett Golson and Malik Zaire for the starting quarterback position this summer when he arrives on campus.

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