It is not every day you see an athlete trying to play 2 sports at the college level. Muti-sport star Justin Klusak of Mckallister, OK says he wouldn't mind giving it a shot.
"I play centerfield and pitch for our baseball team, and play quarterback and defensive back for our football team." Justin, who is a switch hitter stayed busy this summer playing in the Junior and Senior Sunbelt leagues.
"Later in the summer I played for the Wilburton Rockets and we made it all the way to the championship game. We got to play in Norman Oklahoma on the Sooner's baseball field."
Justin is a 6'1 200 pound switch hitter who says he is being recruited as a centerfielder. "So far I have gotten offers from ULM and Eastern Oklahoma Junior College. Oral Roberts and Seminole St have also been in contact with me".
Klusak is also double duties as quarterback and safety for the football team. I have always enjoyed playing 2 sports and if possible I would like to give it a try in college. Justin carries a 3.9 GPA and says several D-1 schools have shown interest in him as a defensive back.
So far I have heard from Kansas, Texas Tech, Northern Iowa, Tulsa, and Oklahoma." When it comes down to it though, Justin has a favorite. "It's baseball, no doubt about it."
As a Junior last season Klusak batted .343 with a .655 slugging percentage. He also hit six home runs, drove in 40 runs, and was 11/11 on stolen bases. On the football field Justin was just as effective leading his team to an 8-4 record. Not only did he rush for 1,569 yards and 20 touchdowns, but he threw for another 1,152 and 10 more touchdowns. If that wasn't enough, on defense he led the team with 4 picks and tallied 34 tackles.
Justin has a bench of 285 and a squat of 445. He carries a 3.9 GPA and plans on taking the ACT in October.