Weber State Weekly
RECRUITING: Record Breaking Receiver Loves Weber State
Updated: Feb 16, 2021
Photo credit: Max Preps
NAME: Noah Kjar
HIGH SCHOOL: Corner Canyon High School
POSITION: Wide Receiver
TOP SCHOOLS: Weber State, BYU*, Utah*, USC*
*Indicates he has not received a scholarship offer
One of the most amazing high school football careers in the history of the state of Utah is soon coming to an end.
Noah Kjar, a 6’0”, 180-pound wide receiver out of Corner Canyon High School has rewritten the record books and captained his team as they seek to win a third consecutive state title. In the process of getting to the state championship game, he and his team have put up what has been perhaps the most dominant season of high school football the Beehive State has ever witnessed.
Kjar, who’s been a four-year starter for the Chargers, is leading the entire United States of America in receiving yards this season. Yes, you read that correctly, and no, second place isn’t particularly close to him. (Editor's note: Kjar would finish the season with 1918 receiving yards in 14 games, which is 199 yards more than second place who also played in 14 games.) He’s also the state’s all-time leader in career receptions. To put it simply, this guy is a total stud.
On the field, the three-star recruit slithers through secondaries with the greatest of ease. He told Weber State Weekly, “I’m the reliable over the middle guy.” When studying his film, you can easily notice how he finds space in the seams of the defense and has the hands to bring down anything that’s in the vicinity of his catch radius. Kjar has been Corner Canyon’s “Old Faithful” for four years.
When asked what the secret to his supreme success has been, Kjar told Weber State Weekly, “Consistency and overall hard work. You don’t see the offseason and the work that our team puts in… My success wouldn’t work without Jaxson (Dart, CCHS’ quarterback), the great O-line we have or the other receivers.”
Kjar has proven himself to be a winner, and Weber State likes him so much that, in October, they were the first school to offer him a scholarship. “(I’m) super grateful for them to give me that chance,” Kjar told us. “The winning culture […] and the scheme -- something that I really like about Weber is how successful they’ve been.”
Although the Wildcats just recently made an offer to the talented receiver, Weber State has really appealed to Kjar for a while. “I’ve been to their camp two years in a row,” he said. “I loved it there. I talked to a few of their coaches and had them evaluate me. I love the campus and I really like the football field.”
Off the field, Kjar enjoys boating, the great outdoors, video games and hanging out with friends. He’s not sure on what he wants to major in, but is considering following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a teacher and coach. When you talk to him, you can tell how nice of a guy he is, and you can’t help but cheer for him and want him to succeed.
WALDO’S MAGIC 8 BALL PREDICTION
We naturally had to ask Waldo’s Magic 8 Ball about Kjar and the likelihood of him spending his collegiate career in Ogden. The 8 Ball has spoken, and it told us, “You may rely on it.”
Kjar has the potential to be a serious weapon in the Wildcats’ offense and believes that he can see playing time early in his career. He won’t be suiting up anytime soon, however, as he plans on serving a two-year LDS mission before he enrolls in college, but he did give us permission to quote him when he said, “I want to go to Weber State.” He’s an amazing player and an awesome person. We have no doubts that Kjar would be a phenomenal addition to the Weber State program and community.