"It was awesome," he said of the offer. "Going into our meeting I didn't know what to expect, so I was very excited. My family was all really excited. This is a really great moment for us."
Masek has familiarity with Western, having been there a couple times already.
"I attended a camp last summer and had the opportunity to work with Coach McGarigle. I have a lot of respect for his knowledge and achievements throughout his career."
This last visit allowed the 6'3, 220-lb Masek to meet and interact with the new head man in Kalamazoo, P.J. Fleck.
"Coach Fleck is going to do amazing things at WMU. He brings a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm to the program. He reminds me a lot of my head football coach, Peter Stuursma. I look forward to getting know Coach Fleck and his staff better. I think Western is a great school with a lot to offer. I'm looking forward to spending around the campus and program."