With National Signing Day less than a week away, Stony Brook football convinced one of Long Island’s elite skill players to stay home.
senior Nick Wagner, a key figure in back-to-back , announced his commitment to the Seawolves on Saturday. Wagner, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, was after leading the Knights to an 11-1 season.
“I visited on a few occasions, the latest being this past Thursday and Friday,” Wagner said. “The deciding factor was the academic opportunities, as well as the high level of football and great coaching staff/players.”
Wagner made the announcement in typical 21st century fashion – via Twitter and his Facebook wall.
Wagner finished the season with 817 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had an 80-yard touchdown run and an 88-yard kickoff return to his credit.
In the title game, Wagner had a (giving him eight on the season). He returned one 68 yards for a score, an LIC record. Wagner added a 60-yard punt return for a score, the first in the LIC’s 20-year history.
Wagner chose Stony Brook over Bryant, Albany and New Hampshire. And while he’s a proven commodity in the secondary, he’ll play receiver for the Seawolves. National Signing Day is Wednesday.
Stony Brook is a program on the rise. It is coming off a Big South Conference title and its first berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Another key figure in Glenn’s two-year run signed in the fall. Midfielder is headed to Maryland to play lacrosse.