2014 Discovery Canyon QB Alec Wirtjes reports to PrepColorado that he will attend the Air Force Academy and play football. Wirtjes had a strong season compiling 24 total touchdowns while leading his team to a 9-2 record and a playoff berth.
The athletic 6-5 Wirtjes will initially play quarterback at the Academy but may, if necessary, play tight end or receiver. Wirtjes had some mid major interest as well as an offer from Southwest Minnesota, but he felt Air Force combined the best fit for his academic and athletic goals stating, "Once I received the Air Force offer and contemplated that offer, the more I thought about it the more I felt it was a perfect fit for me and Air Force football future as well as my personal future."
Wirtjes plans on working hard to gain weight while keeping his speed and feels he can "bring size to the QB position, my arm strength will only get better, and I am willing to do whatever they need me to do to help the team win."