Bay Port quarterback Alec Ingold has made it official, he’s going to Northern Illinois.
Ingold verbally committed to Northern Illinois, which played in the 2013 Orange Bowl, on Saturday and said the biggest reason is the Huskies have big plans for him.
“They want me to be the face of the program down the road,” he said.
Ingold could draw comparisons to former Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch, who played his final year last season at Northern. Lynch was a playmaker, who did a lot of damage with his legs as well as his arm, and that’s how Ingold plays.
Last season, Ingold threw for 1,427 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions in 11 games. He also had 860 yards rushing and 10 TDs. As a sophomore, Ingold was a running back and eclipsed 1,000 yards.
Ingold said two other teams he strongly considered were Miami (Ohio) and North Dakota State.
Ingold won’t be unfamiliar with the players when he arrives in 2015 at Northern Illinois as Will Daniels of Green Bay Preble and Max Scharping of Green Bay Southwest will be freshman this coming season.
Meanwhile, Ashwaubenon quarterback James Morgan announced on Twitter he will play his college football at Bowling Green State University.
Morgan threw for 2,540 yards last season with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions as the Jaguars won the Fox River Classic Conference title.
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