Mott-Regent senior said ag program helped him make his decision.
By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
Mott-Regent senior Brady Wegh has made his decision. On Jan. 30, he signed his letter of intent to play for the Dickinson State University football program.
Wegh said he was looking heavily into three schools, but ultimately chose DSU because what he will be studying.
“The main reason why I chose DSU was their agricultural department,” he said.
He said it was a big burden off his shoulders, knowing where he’ll be going next year.
“To figure out where you’re going to go, you know college is stressful, picking a place to go is stressful, and then adding on top if you want to play collegiate sports or not,” Wegh said.
Head coach Pete Stanton told The Herald during a phone interview that while Wegh has experience at many position, he’d be starting his Blue Hawk career as a wide receiver. But the coach is excited to have someone of his talent, and who is from the local area.
“We’re really excited about having him join our program, Brady is someone we’ve recruited for a few years now, and we’re really excited to have him be a Blue Hawk,” Stanton said.
Stanton said Wegh will redshirt his freshman year, so he can get acclimated to the system and the speed of the college game, something he said is a common practice with incoming student-athletes. But he thinks Wegh will have a big impact with the team, and become a playmaker for the team.
“We really think that’s going to be a guy that’s going to help us offensively try to go and make the plays, and really be a big part of our offense in our future,” Stanton said.
Nate Zachmann, co-head coach for the Wildfire, said he’s happy to see Wegh continue his athletic career, and knows DSU is a good program.
“I’m very excited for him, I am excited that he’s going to try it at the next level, I know that athletically that he can,” Zachmann said.
Wegh reiterated to the Herald that he was still nervous, even after signing. But said the nervousness was accompanied by excitement.
“I’m excited to go there and play, still a little nervous but I’m really excited,” Wegh said. “I’m excited to be a Hawk.”