Demler Makes His Choice

The leading passer in the state of Wisconsin in 2008, Oshkosh West senior quarterback Trey Demler was hoping to stay close to home to play college football. While that opportunity didn't materialize, Demler found another school that was anxious to have his services.

MADISON - Although he isn't playing for his dream school, Oshkosh West senior quarterback Trey Demler couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to continue playing college football.

"I decided that I wanted to commit, so I committed to North Dakota," Demler told Badger Nation.

In the beginning stages of recruitment, Demler was in constant contact with the Badgers and offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, who was enamored with the seniors arm strength and decision making. Unfortunately for Demler, the conversations came to a stand still after Wisconsin had received a verbal commitment from New Jersey quarterback Joe Brennan, considered the top signal caller on UW's board.

Being the first school to offer him a scholarship, North Dakota stayed persistent with 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback, something that kept the Fighting Sioux at the top of Demler's list the whole time.

"I liked what North Dakota had to offer," Demler said. "It's a great campus and a great spot to play. I am excited and anxious for this opportunity."

After leading the state in passing with 3,051 yards and 19 touchdowns, Demler is off to another fast start for the Wildcats, completing 62.1 percent of his passes (133-of-214) for 1,789 yards and 17 touchdowns to nine interceptions.


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