WARREN (CBS Detroit) – It’s an exciting day for high school students who are realizing their dreams to play college football.
Jack Wangler, a wide receiver, is a senior at Warren – DeLasalle and will sign his letter of intent in an official ceremony at school. Wangler will play for The University of Michigan in the fall.
“Ever since I began high school that was like something that I wanted to make a reality. And I put in as much work as possible and went to the camps, did everything I possibly could and stayed focused and I’m blessed to be able to have the opportunity to play at Michigan,” Wangler said. “Words can’t even describe … I’m still very, very ecstatic about being able to play at Michigan.”
Wangler’s father, John Wangler, was a quarterback playing for Bo Schembechler when he began his college career in 1976, winning the Rose Bowl in his senior year.
“I didn’t want him ever to be pressured by me or, you know, what I did, how I played there, so … he’s going in; that’s where he wanted to go and that’s where he wanted to get a degree from and have the opportunity to play football,” John Wangler said. “He’s been able to put himself in that position and I’ve very, very proud of him.”
In addition to Wednesday’s signings there will be a “Celebration of Success” for the 50 players who are getting college scholarships. The event is at DTE Headquarters from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.