Mentor (Ohio) Lake Catholic dual-threat quarterback Rick Stanzi is a perfect example of how a great quarterback from Ohio can some how slip past the Big 10 teams and end up starring in the MAC.
The 6-foot-4, 204-pound Stanzi has accounted for 25 total touchdowns this season and has led his team to a perfect 7-0 record. But for all of his accolades on the field, Iowa and Indiana are really the only Big 10 teams that are showing somewhat lukewarm interest.
It's the MAC teams like Akron, Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio and Toledo that are all fighting over themselves to land the two-star prospect. And from all signs it looks like the war will last quite a bit longer.
"I think it's too early to tell who I really like," Stanzi said. "I'm not really too worried about recruiting right now. I'm more focused on the season. I still have time to worry about college.
"I haven't even taken the visits. I've never been to Toledo, so I don't know what it's like, and I want to go back to Miami, BG and Akron to see them again. So it's not like one team sits on top of my list."
Stanzi helped Lake Catholic win big of Walsh Jesuit this past weekend. He was 10 of 15 for 198 yards and had four touchdown passes and a rushing score, too.
"The season is turning out everything like we hoped it to be," he said. "We knew we were going to be good, but things are going great."