The Dickinson High football team’s defensive captain, Jamie Kuntz, is going to play linebacker for North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.
Kuntz said he decided to play for head coach Chuck Parsons and the Wildcats because of the team’s rich history.
“I think knowing they have great talent helped a lot,” Kuntz said. “It was a big part of going there. They have a winning program and they send kids places all the time.”
Making this decision was tough for Kuntz. He said North Dakota State wanted him to play fullback, but his heart is at linebacker.
“I really want to go Division I and I was talking to Minnesota and NDSU,” Kuntz said. “I got a pretty good scholarship at Wahpeton and I decided to run with it.”
Kuntz wants to major in Exercise Science, but NDSCS doesn’t offer that as a major. He plans on working on his general studies and starting his major after playing two years for NDSCS and transferring to another school.
Kuntz said the best part of going to NDSCS is that they send game film to Division I schools across the country.
“I think I have a good enough work ethic to go in there and do well right away,” he said. “They send tape to teams all across the country and then hopefully one is interested.”