PWO punter Garret Wegner models his game after NFL star JJ Watt

Lodi (Wis.) punter/kicker and new NDSU signee Garret Wegner is the latest Bison to sign in the 2016 class and he went in-depth with the BisonReport.com to share more about his reasons to sign with North Dakota State.

BisonReport.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the NDSU staff like you to report at this summer?

GW: I'm currently 6 foot 177 lbs and I haven't really been told what weight I should be, but I want to get up to about 185.

BisonReport.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

GW: Some team goals are just keep winning championships, conference championships to start and of course win national championships to keep the streak alive. Individually, I would really like to have a punt average of over 44 yards may seems a little out of reach, but you got to set your goals high and so it's what I do.

BisonReport.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

GW: I'm going to work a lot on my technique and just getting my fundamentals down before I come to camp in the fall.

BisonReport.com What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?

GW: I'm looking forward to the support of the Bison fan base. I went to a game this fall and witnessed the tailgating and all of the support firsthand and I'm really excited be back by all the support.

BisonReport.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?

GW: The football tradition and the family feel that they have here. Also obviously the fans really love Bison football.

BisonReport.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?

GW: I can't really single one team right now, personally I want to beat all the teams we play especially the bigger BCS teams to prove the NDSU is able to play at that level.

BisonReport.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?

GW: I'm all set to enroll.

BisonReport.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

GW: I see myself living with a family and working a job with something to do with food or nutrition.

BisonReport.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

GW: They're all dedicated and they're all wanting to win just as much as the players are.

BisonReport.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?

GW: How much the state and the community care about the University.

BisonReport.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?

GW: Punter, possibly kicker.

BisonReport.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?

GW: When we came up for official visit, I roomed with Cole Jacob, but other than that I have not really contacted any other recruits.

BisonReport.com: What player do you model your game after and why?

GW: I try to model my game after JJ Watt even though we don't play the same position. I still feel like he works hard and does everything the right way. He stays out of trouble and he's a great player and teammate.


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