Kittelson commits to MSU Mavericks
Blooming Prairie senior quarterback Drew Kittelson has made his college decision a bit earlier than the average high schooler, committing to Minnesota State University, Mankato to continue his academic and athletic careers.
Kittelson’s commitment is a verbal one and allows him to withdraw his commitment at any time before he signs his letter of intent in February to officially ink him in as a Maverick.
“I can’t wait to get started. I picked them because they have been interested since Day One. They would text me a lot and check in and put a priority on getting me on campus for a game day visit. I still can’t believe it’s all come true and I’m extremely grateful,” said Kittelson.
With the commitment comes a significant change for Kittelson.
Starting at both quarterback and cornerback for the Awesome Blossoms, Kittelson will be playing wide receiver for the Mavericks in the coming year.
“It’s completely new for me. I’ve played receiver two times this summer at camps and that’s it.”
Athletically, Kittelson has an ideal frame for a wide receiver, standing at 6-foot 4-inches and weighing 185 pounds.
Another attribute that Kittelson boasts is an understanding of how quarterbacks and defensive backs think, having played both positions.
Despite the challenge of learning a new position, Kittelson said he feels confident that he’ll be able to step in and be a quick learner.
Blooming Prairie head coach Chad Gimbel also believes in Kittelson’s ability, saying that he thinks that the transition will be a good one for Kittelson, allowing him to tap further into his athletic potential.
Gimbel also said he believes that Kittelson’s confidence since being a dual-sport athlete has brought his game to another level.
Regardless of what lies ahead for him in college, Kittelson says his main objective for this season hasn’t changed.
“We want to be state champs in the end. That’s the goal.”