Not often does a 6-foot-2, 235-pound high school senior get overlooked; especially when he runs a 4.5 forty and benches 325 pounds. But that seems to be the case with Kyle Wangen of Chehalis, Washington.
Wangen has been widely overlooked on the recruiting trail and has had to send out his own film and sign up with an online recruiting site (U Recruit) to get his name out there. Now that a few coaches have seen his film, the attention is beginning to come.
“I am currently hearing from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas Christian, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, South Carolina, UCLA, Miami, Florida State and Ole Miss,” said Wangen.
While the offers haven’t begun to come yet, Wangen and his family have sent out his transcript to a few programs and some film of entire games. “I got a little bit of a later start to my recruitment,” said Wangen.
Late or not, coaches have to be impressed with Wangen’s overall play. “I have good closing, good strength and work ethic,” he said. “I am very physical and aggressive. I am quick off the all and I feel I have the physical tools to compete at the next level,” he continued.
“I want to develop my game as a whole and become a better football player all around,” he continued.
Wangen also played quarterback for his 11-1 W. F. West High squad last season, accumulating almost 3700 yards and 36 touchdowns. Kyle is also a baseball prospect and could play that sport at the next level as well. Wangen’s main focus is just finding the right school for him both athletically and education wise.
“I want a school that has a great program, coaching staff and academics. I don’t mind going out of state to play my college football and baseball,” he said.
Kentucky is an option for Wangen and he’s impressed with the Wildcat program based on what he already knows.
“Kentucky has a good recruiting class this year and the head coach, I think is a good coach,” said Wangen. “I think they’re an up-and-coming team and I’ve love to be a part of a program like that. I know it’s far from Washington, but I want to get out of my home-state and see some new things,” he finished.
Wangen hopes to make decision after his senior season.
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