Player Primer: Max Moews
A 3 sport athlete, Bloomington Central Catholic’s 2018 QB Max Moews’ recruiting has been picking up recently. We discussed schools showing serious interest in him, how volunteering and leading off the field is important to him and how he is constantly learning and improving at the QB position.
You can find Max on Twitter @maxmoews .
Bloomington Central Catholic
Wt: 185 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: You guys had a great year winning the Corn Belt Conference finishing at 7-3, but fell to a 9-2 Elmwood/Brimfield team in the playoffs. 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?
MM: Some things I am doing on top of being on the swim and baseball teams are still getting in the weight room at least three times a week. Also I throw and do footwork drills at least twice a week. Another import thing I do is watching film of myself and talk with my coaches often to know what I need to improve for next year. I am trying to put on more weight and become more of a dual threat for next year.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I believe you definitely have what it takes to play college ball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
MM: I feel my arm strength is one of my biggest assets. I was able to really stretch defenses vertically, with 5 TD’s coming from 40 yards or more. I think this number could have been even bigger, but later in the season teams started to play us as a pass first team, so they started dropping their safeties deeper, not biting on play action, and even adding a nickleback. Another would definitely be my football IQ. With my dad being a coach that part has always come naturally to me. I have a great ability to decipher defenses and make the correct decision based on what I see.
LPI: What schools have shown serious interest in you and do you have any planned visits coming up?
MM: Some very interested schools are Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, Dayton, Butler, and Illinois State. Visits are hard for me in the winter with me being a captain on the swim team, but we are working a few out in the near future.
LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
MM: Leadership is a huge part of how I feel I operate around this game. Every action I do, I almost pretend that a younger player or fan is watching and that makes me be my best in that I always want to do the right thing. Especially on the field I want all the players on my team to have faith in me and follow my leadership because they trust I will do the right thing. On the field I’m going to be a captain, and carry myself knowing that people always look at their quarterback when times get tough. Off the field I am very involved with a couple of mentoring groups at my school called CCHS Ambassadors and Vita Christi.
LPI: What is it like having your dad as a head coach? Does improving your game ever stop in the Moews household?
MM: I do really like it, because it is great being this close to my head coach. Our bond really helps him understand how to coach and make me better, which in turn benefits me. With him being the head coach when he chose to start his junior son there was a lot of people questioning whether I deserved to start or if he is it just nepotism. I then proved myself and the doubt went away. The improving really never stops, we are always discussing the future of football in our house. During the college bowl season me and him both keep a notebook of plays we like and could possibly add to our playbook.
LPI: Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but are getting overlooked by college coaches.
Joey Malinowski OL/LS. – He’s a very hard worker and is very dedicated to the weight room, also he is a great blocker. His love for the game is uncomparable. I believe he will get his chance with him being very active in the Kohl’s long snapping camps.
James Morris WR/LB – James had his first year of football this past year and just absolutely thrived with his natural athleticism with him being 6’2” 200 lbs. His dad played for the Packers, but James had always been huge into basketball. After I finally got him to play this past year he has quit basketball for a pursuit in his new found love football.
Patrick Rahuba OL/LB – Patrick is a larger linebacker which really gives him the ability to hit hard. With his recent hard work on getting faster he will be a real player with his size and new speed.