Michigan State fans sure do hope that Messiah DeWeaver is the Chosen One. The title Messiah, on the other hand, is a rather tall order placed on a high school kid.
I have no idea what his parents were thinking naming him Messiah, but Messiah DeWeaver in the state of Ohio high school ranks is about as close to a football Messiah as they come.
As a freshman in high school the Messiah led his team at Wayne High School to the Ohio state championship. As a sophomore, the Messiah also led his team to a state championship.
During his junior season, Wayne High School out of Huber Heights made it to the finals, but they lost to Lakewood St Edwards High High School 31 to 21.
This season, Messiah DeWeaver is a senior and back for one more shot at another state title. The other High School players and coaches are more than likely very happy to see him go.
Wayne High School is 2-0 on the season after beating traditional Ohio powerhouse Cincinnati 24 to 22. Wayne built a big lead and held off Moeller to take a very hard fought victory.
Messiah DeWeaver has committed to play college football at Michigan State University who may be in need of a Quarterback next season with the graduation of Connor Cook. In most people’s minds, Connor Cook will be a first round draft pick in next year’s draft.
Coming back next season for the Spartans is junior Tyler O’Connor, but from what I have seen there seems to be little confidence in O’Connor as a starter.
Sitting at third string presently is Damion Terry. The sophomore from Erie, Pennsylvania Damion Terry, should be the future of the Quarterback position at Michigan State. If he is not all that is expected, freshman Brian Lewerke from Arizona, is redshirting this season.
If none of these guys can get the job done at Quarterback for the Spartans, look for the Messiah to make a move here.
For Moeller High, Tight End Jake Hausman is committed to Ohio State and at 6-5, 230, he has the look to be successful. Quarterback Tom MacVittie is committed to Pittsburgh and Right Tackle Ryan Smith is a 6-5, 280 commitment to Indiana.
Their kicker, Matthew Coghlin is committed to Michigan State, but missed his first extra point attempt badly. He redeemed himself with a nice Field Goal in the 3rd quarter and looked the part of a big time kicker.
Other than the Messiah, the Wayne High School roster is loaded.
Watch out for super sophomore at Wayne Alex Reigelsperger. He is currently 6-3, 215 and played DE but coaches think he could be a Tight End down the road.
L’ Christian Smith is a 6-4, 205 sophomore Wide Receiver that could be special, too. He has offers in football and basketball already with 3 years ahead of him in high school.
Messiah DeWeaver is only rated a 3 star Quarterback and the 23rd ranked player at his position by ESPN.
Is that any way to treat a Messiah? Well, the first one wasn’t treated very well, either.