Clinton's Nate Dreslinski is one of the top pass catching tight ends in the Midwest for the class of 2011, but most colleges hesitated to offer the Michigan native because of his 6-3, 228-pound frame. Air Force was not one of those schools, and after a trip to Colorado Springs this past weekend Dreslinski has found his future home.
"I committed to Air Force Saturday on my visit," Dreslinksi reported. "They are really excited."
The official visit to Colorado Springs this past weekend gave Dreslinksi the opportunity to check out the Air Force program, campus and surroundings. It also gave him a taste of life at a military academy and he came out of the visit excited about his future.
"It's a relief... a big life decision," Dreslinski said. "It is going to affect the next 20 years of my life roughly. They pay for grad school, it is a full ride and no debt. And it is a great program!"
Air Force became the first Division 1 program to offer Dreslinski, sending out their tender last month. He also held an offer from Division 2 Saginaw Valley State and was hearing from Mid-American Conference programs Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Dreslinski's stock started to rise after a strong showing on the summer camp circuit. He validated those performances with a 39-catch, 650-yard, eight-touchdown outing as a senior for Clinton High.