By John Wessel
John Wessel is a senior at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls who will graduate in May. He is one of 32 committed players for Coyote Football in the fall.
The recruiting process started for me during the end of my sophomore year and continued on until the end of October during my senior year, which is when I verbally committed to USD.
It was a very fun part of my life, got to meet a lot of new players and coaches at all of the camps I went to. Though this time was fun, the process did get a little stressful at times.
It was definitely a relief once I verbally committed to USD. I took the time to research my favorite schools and football programs before I even had offers and USD was right at the top. One of the things that really stood out about USD and what put them at the top for me was the family atmosphere. Not only with the coaches, but with the players as well. The team got along well and was united as one big family.
The coaches were another huge part of my recruiting process. The coaches were very easy and fun to talk to during the recruiting process. When they would call you could tell they actually cared how everything was going and weren’t just calling you as another recruit.
I took a little time after I got my offer from USD to make sure it was the right place for me. Then at the end of October I decided I was ready to commit to the coaches and the football program and told them I would be signing with them on the Feb. 6th signing date.
I never had a doubt in my mind after I committed, and I knew I picked the right school. I am very excited to start my college football career at USD and can’t wait to get down to Vermillion this summer to start with summer workouts. Go Yotes!