KEARNEY - Kearney speedster Miko Maessner is headed to Princeton, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back announced via Twitter on Thursday.
“I love the coaches,” he said. “They were all really genuine and I really like Coach (Jamel) Mutunga’s coaching style.”
Maessner took part in a camp at Princeton last weekend and received an offer Monday.
Maessner, who rushed for 9.9 yards per carry in 2017 and 6.7 in 2018, also won the Class A titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the state track meet. He has a personal-best 10.6 in the 100 and 4.55 in the 40.
Maessner committed to Princeton over scholarship offers from Liberty and South Dakota State. Iowa State offered him a scholarship in April 2018.
He could’ve waited until playing his final season — and likely would have garnered more offers — but he liked the family feeling he got at Princeton.
“I chose to commit right away because I just got a really good feeling there,” he said. “They say when you find the right place you just know, and I really felt at home at Princeton.”