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Recruiting notes: St. Charles North QB Hohensee commits to Northwest Missouri State

St. Charles North quarterback Michael Hohensee (9) runs the ball during a home game against Batavia on Oct. 20. St. Charles North won the game 35-28.
St. Charles North quarterback Michael Hohensee (9) runs the ball during a home game against Batavia on Oct. 20. St. Charles North won the game 35-28.

Playing quarterback is in St. Charles North quarterback Michael Hohensee's blood, so it's no surprise it'll continue in college.

Hohensee announced his decision to commit to Division II Northwest Missouri State on Jan. 16 in a move that was on schedule with his projected timeline.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder received 13 offers, which included Valparaiso, Concordia University-St. Paul, and Benedictine University.

"Once I visited Northwest, it really made me want to commit," Hohensee said. "They are known for their success and winning championships. But what caught my attention is the true family atmosphere. Everyone treats each other like family on the team, in the school and out in the community."

Hohensee played sparingly as a junior at North, throwing just 14 passes in 2016. He starred when his number was called this past fall, though.

Hohensee led the North Stars to the second round of the playoffs, and an Upstate Eight River title in his final campaign. He threw for 2,325 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. Hohensee also earned a 7A All-State recognition.

Hohensee hopes to compete for a spot as a true freshman. Redshirting is an option, but the decision will be made once Hohensee gets some work in during the summer in the program.

"I’m excited to compete for the spot and show them what I bring to the table," Hohensee said.

Hohensee will major in exercise science while minoring in sports management.

Nubin gets new offers: Hohensee isn't the only North player busy on the recruiting trail in the last week. North Stars' junior defensive back/wide receiver Tyler Nubin picked up an offer from Purdue on Jan. 16 and Illinois on Jan. 18. Ball State also offered Nubin on Jan. 18.

Other signees: Here is a list of area athletes that have either officially or verbally committed to a college program in the last few weeks submitted to the Chronicle. It ran a list back on Nov. 14. and will look to publish a continuous list bi-weekly.

Batavia

Eric Peterson (basketball) University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Geneva

Ali Dierks (softball) DePauw University; Alyssa Kramer (softball) Western Michigan University; Jake Mills (golf) Carthage College

Kaneland

Clayton Hannula (track) North Dakota State University; Matt Richtman (cross country and track) Bradley University.

St. Charles East

Maddie Stout (softball) University of Indianapolis; Sara Campagna (softball) Kenyon College

St. Francis

Shelby Winkelman (softball) Rockhurst University

St. Charles North

Jake Persenico (soccer) University of Dubuque; Jameson D'Amico (soccer) University of Dubuque; Tobi Adedara (football) Dartmouth; Dylan Keegan (football) University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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