By Alex Strouf, The Denmark News
Denmark High School senior chooses athletic and collegiate future
Another talented young athlete from Denmark, Wis. has verbally decided where they will be taking their academic and athletic future.
Denmark High School senior Dimas Rodriguez was one of two players on this year’s Denmark varsity football team that was entering their fourth season on the varsity level.
The six-foot, three-inch, 255 pound beast has committed to play division two football at Saint Cloud State University this upcoming fall, somewhere that fits him well.
“I thought the degree that I could get there is the best for me,” said Rodriguez. “I really respect the coaches they’ve got over there.”
Rodriguez, who started on both sides of the ball his senior season at Denmark, com
mitted as a defensive end to the Huskies. The other offers he had were on the offensive side of things.
“I just thought that I’d be happier playing there. My mind since I was a sophomore is that I would be happier there.”
Rodriguez has been gaining attention since his sophomore year in high school, and now that the whole thing is complete, he’s glad he can get back to focusing on both academics and athletics.
“My goal in my life is to be in secret service,” Rodriguez said. “I think a criminal justice and spanish degree could help. If I can handle [a double-major], I’ll definitely do it.”
“Coach Haese was pretty big in my recruiting process. I always got his input on what other coaches were saying. He’s definitely a mentor for me.”
Rodriguez will enroll to St. Cloud State for the 2016 fall semester. Rodriguez joins current St. Cloud State freshman and 2015 Denmark High School graduate Derek Van Pay (baseball) as a student-athlete at the University.