Niznak Welcomes All

Niznak Welcomes All

After a record-setting season under center for Ithaca (Mich.) High, junior quarterback Alex Niznak is starting to see his recruitment take off.

MADISON – Quarterback Alex Niznak isn't picky when it comes to the recruiting process. Each time a new school calls and wants to offer him a scholarship, Niznak welcomes it with open arms.

"(The whole process) is pretty cool," Niznak said.

A vital contributor under center for a Ithaca (Mich) High team that set a school record with 11 wins against two losses, Niznak threw for over 2,000 yards and 52 touchdowns, adding another 1,600 yards on the ground.

Already fielding offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan, Niznak has been working diligently this off-season to have an even better year and to show all the different schools his full potential.

"This off-season I'm running track and lifting. I'm watching game film to see how I can improve my drops and progressions" Niznak told Badger Nation.

Along with those activities, Niznak has spent time watching his own game film and college game film, picking out the differences between the two levels and to prepare him for the next level. Through all of his workouts and analysis, Niznak has been focusing on improving his five and seven step drop, working to increase his speed during those progressions to get the ball to his receivers quicker.

When it comes to why Niznak feels he's different then all of the rest of the nation's quarterback recruits, Niznak feels one intangible separates him.

"I feel my work ethic separates me from the rest," said Niznak. "There are a lot of talented guys out there but nobody's going to out work me from start to finish. I think my preparation really helps me in my game planning and adapting to the situation as needed."

Right now, Niznak has summer visits scheduled for Ball State, Michigan State, Illinois, and Northern Illinois and hopes to schedule visits with Wisconsin and Iowa.

"I want to fit in academically, athletically so the coaches understand my abilities, and fit in socially and that I get along with all of the student body," said Niznak.

Niznak was able to see Wisconsin up close and personal for a spring game and liked what he has heard and seen from the Badgers, especially with the style that Wisconsin brings to the table.

"It's a great program and they are very old school when it comes to the game where they pound the ball and then will play action over the top," said Niznak. "On the field, I fit perfectly into the mold of that old school offense and off the field, it's going to be hard work whether that's in the training facilities or in the classroom."

Niznak's plans for June and early July is to finish recruitment camps and unofficial visits so that he can make his decision in July and proceed to early enrollment in January.

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