New Hampton senior commits to the Salukis
Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.
“I liked the campus. It’s beautiful. I liked the coaches and I felt like it was a good place for me,” he said. “The coaching staff was a key part. ... They have guys who know football and you can look up to, and coach [Nick] Hill is turning things around.”
In other words, the New Hampton senior saw what he needed to see, and on Wednesday, Fenske made a verbal commitment to attend the FCS school that plays in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Salukis are coming off a 4-7 season in their first season under Hill, who quarterbacked Southern Illinois to the FCS semifinals as a senior in 2007.
“I’m excited for Josh,” New Hampton coach Scott Frerichs said. “He is a great competitor and they’re getting a kid who knows how to work hard.”
The rest of the story may be found in the Aug. 18 Tribune.