By Kelsie Hoitomt
GLENWOOD CITY — Glenwood City senior and football all-star, Isaac Tuttle, recently made a trip to Concordia College in St. Paul on February 5 so he could officially sign a letter of intent to the football team and become a Golden Bear.
99 players made up the roster in 2013 with 17 being listed as seniors. 27 additional individuals were recruited in 2014 on the national signing day and added to the Golden Bears football team.
“Last year we focused on recruiting depth and numbers. Because of our success in retaining the large 2013 class and the quality and depth in that class, we were able to go after high quality athletes across the board in our 2014 recruiting class,” said head coach Ryan Williams in an interview with the college media.
“With the current roster depth, we didn’t have a specific need to address which helped us land the best talent across the board.”
Tuttle could possibly be a redshirt freshman for the team, which would make him eligible for four years of football and put him on the sidelines and active in practice. His raw talent will otherwise land him as a true freshman on the team.
Tuttle played a prominent role on the Hilltopper football team in his high school career, especially the past two years with over 5,000 rushing yards and 62 touchdowns scored.
Despite being a running back in high school, Tuttle’s speed and ability to move around the football field has landed him a spot on the defensive side of the ball as he will play strong safety for the Golden Bears
Tuttle was praised by coach Ryan Williams for being a “tremendous athlete that will be an outstanding football player and person for us for many years to come.”
Isaac’s talents were rewarded with a $14,000 scholarship on behalf of Concordia and the football program. He will receive that money each year he suits up in the Golden Bear uniform.
Tuttle will join the team along side the familiar face of Jake Munkwitz who will be a junior in the 2014 season and is also a Glenwood City graduate.