Omaha Westside’s Dom Rezac is ready to take on a bigger role on and off the field for the Warriors in 2021. He hopes to have his recruitment narrowed down before the start of the 2021 season in the fall.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior received his first Division I scholarship offer from Air Force on March 10.
“I had only been talking to them for about a month, and since then they have had about six or seven coaches reach out to me,” Rezac said of the Falcons. “It was cool to get that first offer under my belt.”
North Dakota State is another school that has taken an interest in the Westside running back. NDSU has had success recruiting Nebraskans, including Westside senior Cole Payton. Last weekend Rezac took a self-guided visit to North Dakota State for the Bison home game against rival North Dakota.
“It was a cool experience,” he said of visiting Fargo. “We toured the campus and I went with Cole (Payton). The atmosphere of the game was pretty cool. It was only 50-percent capacity but it still got really loud in there.”
What may have impressed him the most was the atmosphere — not at the game, but the community of Fargo.
“When we went to lunch you could just tell the whole town was all about NDSU football,” he said. “Coach (Joe) Beschorner, the running backs coach, and I talk to the most. We talked about football and the future of NDSU, nothing out of the ordinary. We talked a little about Cole, and how it would be cool to go up there and play with him. He’s one of my best friends.”
Rezac has learned a lot from Payton. Most importantly, how to handle his recruitment and the schools that are actually recruiting him as opposed to the schools that want to send direct messages with graphics to him via Twitter direct messages.
Outside of Air Force and NDSU, Rezac lists Columbia, South Dakota and South Dakota State as the schools recruiting him the hardest.
He’s hoping to take more formal visits later this spring if the NCAA lifts the suspension of in-person recruiting.
“Two (schools) that I definitely am going to try and get visits with are Air Force and NDSU,” Rezac said. “If things really open back up, then I’ll try to hit a few other places. It really just depends on where my recruitment is at that point or if they open things up.