Lake Zurich’s 2018 QB Evan Lewandowski stands 6’4″ 210lbs, possesses a rocket arm and has FBS upside. We talked Power 5 schools showing interest in him, being a leader on the field as well as in the classroom and staying in shape by playing 7on7 with Top Gun football in the offseason.
You can find Evan on Twitter @evanlew10.
Lake Zurich, IL
Wt: 210 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
EL: Back in December, I started following a strict workout and nutrition plan and have already seen my lifting numbers increase a lot and have put on 15 pounds. I plan on continuing this plan all offseason and have set multiple workout goals to track my progress, including being at 220-225 pounds to start next season. I will also be playing 7on7 and taking quarterback lessons with Top Gun, while attending college camps during the summer.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I think you definitely have what it takes to play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
EL: First, I believe I have all the physical attributes a college is looking for in a quarterback. I have the height, weight, arm strength (Longest Throw: 72 yards), hand size (10.16 inches), and speed (4.83 40/4.48 shuttle) that helps a QB thrive at the next level. Although I am a pro style QB, I believe I am also very effective at rolling out and throwing while also taking advantage of running opportunities when they present themselves. Lastly, I am able to make every single throw including a very accurate deep ball and the wide field 10 yard out, which my QB trainer says only the elite QBs can hit consistently!
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
EL: The schools that I have been in contact with the most our Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State, Bowling Green, and Toledo. I have started to have early preliminary talks with numerous other schools as well.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
EL: During the season I took 3 game day visits to Illinois, Purdue, and Michigan State. I am still in the process of setting my future visits based on discussions I am having with schools, but I am looking forward to visiting a handful of schools in the spring.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
EL: I am definitely a lead by example type of person, although if I see there is a need for me to be the voice in a situation I am more than willing to. On the field, no matter if it is a game or a middle of the week practice, I am always giving 100% and inspiring my teammates to as well. Giving my all extends to off the field as well, including in areas like the weight room and classroom. Seeing one of their leaders participating greatly in class activities to better his academics or pushing out extra reps in the weight really motivates my teammates to do the same.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Ian Fitzgerald: They always say…You can’t teach size! Ian is a 6’6” 280 pound offensive tackle who is part of the 2018 class. He is extremely mobile for his size and started every game for us last season at right tackle. He will only continue to get better as he continues to put on even more size and will be an all-state OT next year.
Matthijs Enters: Matthijs is a 6’1” 200 pound WR who is part of the 2018 class. His offensive numbers were hurt a little last year due to having to play LB for us as well, but he still showed many of his skills. He has great deep ball separation skills and very reliable hands. He will take over as the #1 WR on our team next year and should be in for a big season.
Jackson Farsalas: Jackson is a 6’3” 230 pound DL who is part of the 2019 class. Jackson started every game for us on the defensive line last year as a sophomore. He has a very quick first step and is a dominant run stopper. As Jackson continues to get stronger, he will be one of the most disruptive defensive lineman in our conference next year as a Junior.