Reisz signs with Kentucky WesleyanFebruary 18, 2014
Ethan Reisz visited Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro upwards of five times while making his decision of where to enroll this fall. But really, all he needed was one trip.
“I think it was one of the first times I visited the college, I pretty much knew,” Reisz said. “Everybody is there to support you. It’s a nice family atmosphere.”
Reisz, an offensive and defensive lineman for the Heritage Hills football team last season, committed this week to play football for the Panthers. Ultimately, it was the school’s location not far from his home in Lamar combined with the prospect of playing Division II football that simplified the decision.
“I wanted a school that was close to home and somewhere that could let me see my family on a weekend easily and (KWC was) one of the schools that offered that and football,” Reisz said.
At a school with less than 1,000 students, Reisz feels KWC can offer a personal touch.
“At a lot of these bigger colleges, a lot of the teachers don’t really know your name,” he said. “Here, they know you on a one-on-one basis.”
Reisz, a thrower on the Heritage Hills track and field team, recorded 191â„2 tackles for the Patriot football squad last fall. As an offensive tackle, he blocked for a rushing unit that ran for 1,213 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Reisz, the son of Don and Jodey, plans to major in physical therapy or sports management.
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