A trio of seniors who served as anchors for a Little Falls football team that earned its first home playoff game since 1985 this fall officially began their collegiate careers by signing National Letters of Intent, Wednesday.
Trysten Ross and Jalen Wuchko signed with Bemidji State University (BSU) and Tom Tabatt signed with Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D.
Ross was a fearsome defensive force at inside linebacker, winning the Granite Ridge Conference’s Linebacker of the Year Award this fall.
“Trysten will be a great fit at BSU at inside linebacker,” Little Falls head football coach Jay DeCann said. “He is a very physical player and that is exactly what they are looking for at that position. Trysten felt very much at home on his visits to BSU and his comfort level with the coaches was a big part of why he choose BSU.”
Wuchko was named the Flyers’ Most Valuable Player in 2012 and 2013, rushing for more than 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns despite being limited by injury as a senior.
“Jalen has size and speed and fits in with what BSU does on offense with their run game being more downhill rather than the shotgun offenses being more side to side,” DeCann said. “Jalen was very excited about BSU and built a solid relationship with the coaches during his visit to BSU.”
Tabatt was named Little Falls’ Lineman of the Year this season, earning a place on the All-Granite Ridge Conference team.
“Tom will bring much needed size and strength to Valley City State,” DeCann said. “What they run offensively matches what Tom knows from our offense here at Little Falls. He feels very comfortable with the coaches and the school.”