Alex Ingold's first season under center at Bay Port was a stellar one. The former running back turned QB quickly started generating college offers and over the weekend the dual-threat verbally committed to Northern Illinois.
“Offense definitely is a great fit for me, we have a lot of their offensive plays in our system and we're definitely working to kinda mimic them. So I feel like it would be an easy transition for me,” said Ingold.
The Huskies are a mid-major MAC school, which Ingold describes as the "best of both worlds". You get to play division one, without getting lost in the shuffle.
“They're getting the exposure on ESPN, the Orange Bowl two years ago so they're playing big games and they're also being able to be asmall, family organized type of deal where the coaches have defintiely worked to get to the position that they're at. They're definitely willing to put in the extra time for you,” Ingold explains.
Ingold isn't the only FRCC quarterback headed to the MAC. Over the weekend, Ashwaubenon's James Morgan also decided on his college destination. The Jaguar signal caller verbally committed to Bowling Green State.
"I had a really good relationship with their coaches, their coaches really seemed like they wanted me. Obviously they've produced some really great kids with Jimmy Garoppolo I think they also have a history with Kevin Kolb,” said Morgan.
Morgan's referring to Bowling Green's new Head Coach Dino Babers, who was previously H.C. at Eastern Illinois -- his qb there, Jimmy Garoppolo was a second-round draft selection by the Patriots a few months ago. Babers also worked with RG3 as an assistant at Baylor.
“They do have the potential to take qbs to that next level and I think that's definitely something that's very important in the decision making,” explained Morgan.
These two aren't your stereotypical jocks, both were just as concerned with academics. Ingold had a good chat with the Dean of the college of Engineering at NIU and Morgan, who turned down an offer from Yale, is interested in pre-law.
“That was one of the main things I was looking for in a college is high academics, winning culture, a fit with the coaches and the style of play which all was a fit for Bowling Green,” said Morgan.
And if you want to see the future division one qbs in action, you can watch them square off against each other at Bay Port on October 3rd.