Ohio's David Wess: QB or DB?

David Wess at Nike Camp

Whitehall-Yearling quarterback David Wess will sign with Minnesota in February. Will he play QB or DB? Yearling head coach Kevin Kane addresses the question.

Minnesota continues to put together one of the best recruiting classes in the Big Ten. Glen Mason and his staff have a philosophy when it comes to recruiting. Recruit speed and recruit athletes, not positions.

Mason has six quarterbacks verbally committed to his program but there's no question that a few of these young men will end up playing different positions in their college careers.

Whitehall (Ohio) Whitehall-Yearling signal caller David Wess is one of the six quarterbacks who could end up at another position.

"Coach Mason sat in my office with David (Wess) and his parents and told him that he'll get a chance to compete at the quarterback position," said Whitehall-Yearling coach Kevin Kane.

"David is a super athlete. I saw him throw a ball as an 8th grader at the Ohio State summer camp and I knew he was going to be special in high school. He's 18-4 as a starting quarterback for us here at Yearling.

"David did have seven interceptions as a defensive back and he could play that position at Minnesota, but I'm hoping he gets a shot to play quarterback. There's no question in my mind that he could be a successful quarterback in the Big Ten."

Wess threw for 1,898 yards as a senior, he has 12 career interceptions and was named all-state in 2003.

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