March 6, 2012

Ambrosius has CMU interest, among others

West De Pere (Wisc.) defensive end Brad Ambrosius has not picked up any offers yet, but the 6-foot-5, 225-pound lineman has drawn interest from several schools across the country. Boston College, Central Michigan, Florida State, Michigan State, Missouri, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Wisconsin have all shown interest in the West De Pere native.

"I'm waiting to see how it plays out," said Ambrosius. 'But Wisconsin is number one and any Michigan schools are next on my list.

Ambrosius comes from a high school program that has not lost a game the last two seasons, going 15-0 and 14-0 en route to back-to-back state championships. The last time West De Pere lost a regular season game was August 28, 2009

"I think that coming from a school that has had a lot of success in big games will help me know how to prepare and be successful in big games on the next level in college."

Most schools are looking at Ambrosius at as a defensive lineman. However, there are a couple schools who are interested in him as a tight end. He knows what he is looking for in both a program and a school.

"The kind of things I'm looking for is just the atmosphere of the school and the quality of the coaches, especially how honest they are with people"

The West De Pere native has already visited Wisconsin. He plans on visiting Boston College and Michigan State soon. CMU has come to visit him at his school in the past few months.

Ambrosius says that he does not know when he will commit to a program and that he does not have a definitive timetable for when he wants to make a decision.

As West De Pere looks to win a third straight Wisconsin Division III state championship, they will do without their starting quarterback from a year ago, Jay Tollefson, who won state Player of the Year in 2011. Ambrosius says that the Phantoms' defense could be even better than a year ago and that their new quarterback will be fine. For himself, he just wants to get bigger and better heading into next fall.

"We lost our starting quarterback from last year, but we're gaining a good player at that spot in Matt Debaker. Our defense should be just as strong as last year, if not stronger. I look for some great goals, starting with winning a state title for a third year in a row would be a nice thing. For myself, I would like to gain weight over the spring and into the summer and just look to improve my individual talents."

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