Quick burst

Kearney High’s Miko Maessner (3) scampers down the sideline as he races to the end zone for a 71-yard touchdown in Kearney’s 38-16 win over Norfolk on last fall at UNK’s Foster Field.

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.”

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