With four players having over 400-yards receiving and a combined 26 receiving touchdowns between them, Mount Orab (Ohio) Western Brown head coach Nick Osborne has built one of the more impressive offensive passing attacks in Southwest Ohio.
One of those receivers is junior Dylan Novak, a three-sport athlete for the Broncos. First Star Football Report spoke with the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Novak about a few topics as we get to know more about a player going under the radar in the 2022 recruiting class.
Like most players across the country, Covid played a significant role in slowing Novak in his desire to show college coaches his ability this past summer.
“It tore me up,” said Novak. “I knew coming into my junior year it would be a big year for recruiting and getting on the radar. But there was nothing I could do about it.”
What, if anything, has Novak heard from college coaches as his junior highlights start making the rounds?
“Right now, not much,” he said. “I’m sending stuff out, receiving some feedback from coaches. But not too much as of now.”
Novak posted 43 receptions for 672 yards and six touchdowns in just eight games for the Broncos, knowing he’s blessed to be playing in a passing friendly offensive attack.
“This offense is great and makes the game so much better,” he said. “I love the position I’m in.”
While the game is full of receivers telling their quarterbacks to get them the ball more, Novak doesn’t have to go far to get into the ear of the Broncos starting signal-caller as younger brother Drew Novak is the trigger man.
“It’s great having someone throw me the ball whenever I want to work on my game,” explained Novak. “I also feel I have a great connection with him on the field that gives us an advantage.”
With hopes of camps being open this summer, Novak is not looking too far ahead and will look towards his coach for assistance in the direction he’ll take.
To watch Novak in action, check out the following highlights from this past season.