"I just didn't want to miss on a chance to go to a school that I wanted to go to," Watertown (S.D.) defensive end Spencer Waege said to Scout.com on Sunday. "I called up coach Roehl first, and then I called head coach Chris Klieman. Roehl was pumped as he was like screaming into the phone because he was so excited. Klieman was also pumped and he told me that he couldn't wait to work with me at camp this summer! My parents were in the room when I made the calls and they're very excited for me."
Waege knew that this was the right decision after his senior classes graduation recently.
"I knew that I wanted to go to NDSU, and I was talking to people at graduation and they told me that if you have one school you want, don't wait on it," Waege explained to the BisonReport. "The opportunities can go as fast as they came, so I knew I had to act on my North Dakota State offer. My parents were all for this as that's where they wanted me to go. It's quite an honor to be their first commitment of the 2017 football recruiting class, so that's a pretty cool thing about this. All I know is they want me as a defensive end and I'm cool with that. I have good length for an end and I love to get after the quarterback, so I'm looking forward to doing it in Fargo."
The South Dakota defensive end will be back up in North Dakota here soon.
"I'll be back on campus in about a month now as I'll be attending their camp," Waege told the BisonReport. "The biggest reason I knew that NDSU was home for me was probably the coaches. I just like how they run things up there and how they really know what they're doing, and that's evident in their success on and off the field. I want Bison fans to know that they're getting a hard working kid with a great work ethic. It's going to be one fun ride these next few years, so let's go get it done!"