EAST LANSING, Mich. – When talking about passing the eyeball test at this past weekend's Rivals.com Five-Star Academy at Michigan State, few looked as good as Loveland, Ohio, tight end/linebacker Brian Wozniak.
But that should come as no surprise.
Wozniak is one of the top two-sport players in Ohio. He stars both on the football field and the basketball court. So when he measured in at an impressive 6-foot-5 and 224.2 pounds, several Rivals.com analysts came away very impressed.
Along with a great frame, Wozniak brings to the table some impressive physical numbers.
"I have a 4.7 40-yard dash time," he said. "I also can bench-press 275 pounds, and I have a 375-pound squat."
Not bad numbers for a kid that spends just as much time on the AAU basketball circuit in the spring and the summer as he does in the weight room.
"I'm keeping all my options open," he said. "I like both sports the same."
But there's plenty to like about him on the gridiron.
As a junior he was named his team's most valuable player after he had 22 receptions for 331 yards, 57 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two touchdowns. He was honored with first-team all-conference honors. In basketball, he was also named his team's MVP and all-conference.
"I'm a versatile player," Wozniak said. "I block well, and I can go up for the passes. I also follow the ball well. I can hit you hard, too. I think I'm also a good tackler."
Wozniak doesn't have a true list of favorites at this point with teams like Cincinnati, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana and Miami University extremely interested. He does have an offer from Miami.
When it comes time to make a decision, Wozniak said he plans on looking hard at a school's academic prestige, athletic facilities, coach experience, early playing time, program stability and the program's overall tradition.