Three Rosemount Irish athletes signed Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics last Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a signing day ceremony at Rosemount High School. Senior Max Carter will play football at Minnesota State University-Moorhead while senior teammate Andrew Reuter is headed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to also play football. Senior Luke Majewski will play lacrosse at Lewis University after completing his final season this spring.
Carter to Moorhead
Carter has been Rosemount's starting quarterback the past two seasons and has helped lead them to the second round of the playoffs both years. He said his recruitment with Moorhead started when he began receiving emails from the coaching staff and then he managed to go there for a summer camp.
"The facilities are great and I loved the staff," Carter said. "It was exactly what I wanted in a school."
He said that the University of St. Thomas and St. John's University also showed interest. Once at Moorhead Carter said he wants to major in education and minor in either Spanish or business.
Reuter heads north
Reuter has been on the end of many of Carter's passes over the past two years. This past season he led the Irish in receptions, yards and touchdowns after lead Rosemount in receptions the year before.
He said that his recruitment process began this past summer.
"This past summer, I started attending college football camps and began seeing interest from schools," Reuter said. "I talked with Augustana, Winona, Southwest Minnesota State, Bemidji State and had offers from University of Mary, Minnesota State University Mankato, and University of Minnesota-Duluth. It was a long process, but in the end I am extremely happy with my decision."
Duluth offered Reuter at the beginning of September and after a visit in December he verbally committed.
"The atmosphere reminded me a lot of a Friday nights at Irish stadium," he said. "The coaching staff and players we very welcoming and made me feel like a part of the team and something I'd want to be a part of. The school itself has a great business program and I like the activities that the city of Duluth has to offer."
Majewski signs with Lewis
Senior Luke Majewski signed on to play Division II lacrosse for the Lewis University Flyers in Romeoville, Ill. Last spring he was one of Rosemount's top point-getters as the Irish advanced to the section championship game. Majewski said his recruitment started with responses to materials he put out himself.
"My recruitment process started off my junior year when the head coach of Concordia University of Wisconsin reached out to me during a skills showcase,"he said. "From there RJ Ancona, the recruiting director (now regional director) of True Lacrosse, encouraged me to make a highlight tape. I made one and posted it on YouTube where i had two other schools contact me. Benedictine University and Lewis University."
"Lewis first contacted me when I was on my way to visit Benedictine University. Coach Joe Peruzzi told me about himself and the new program he was starting at Lewis," Majewski said. "There were a few things that stood out to me about Lewis. First being the academics, especially their pre-physical therapy major. Second, the variety of intriguing majors in case I were to switch my major. Lastly the environment there made me feel like I was at home even though it's six hours away."
With his senior season still ahead of him, Majewski said that he hopes the Irish can have a 10-win regular season this spring, make it through sections and "to have the opportunity to win a state championship."