The Toledo Blade | December 28, 2015
On the morning his golden-domed fairy tale nearly ended before the story began, DeShone Kizer took the field at Central Catholic to an audience of two.
Notre Dame and Ohio State.
It was 7 a.m. on May 22, 2013, and almost three years before the schools will reconvene on New Year’s Day in the Fiesta Bowl, they had sent their top assistants to Toledo to watch a precocious high school junior go through a half-hour throwing session.
One of the top quarterback prospects in the nation, Kizer already held scholarship offers from Alabama, Louisiana State, and Penn State among a line of suitors. But Notre Dame and Ohio State still needed convincing, and he desperately wanted to impress. Too desperately.