Matt Fortuna | Feb. 7, 2014 | ESPN
CHICAGO -- Nic Weishar signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to play for Notre Dame. The tight end was one of eight players at Marist High to put pen to paper and make his college decision official during a modest morning ceremony on this city's south side. He was 10 months removed from his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish, a decision he arrived at through the most auspicious of signs, two falls ago.
On Oct. 12, 2012, his oldest brother, Andrew, died following a nearly three-year battle with colorectal cancer. He was 21. He had introduced Nic to tackle football when Nic was in second grade, ignoring his family's wishes and accelerating the growth of the most promising of the three Weishar boys.