Alaskans there for PC since the start [Football]

August 6, 2013


When Presentation College in South Dakota started its football program in 2011, the NAIA team recruited players from all over the country.

But something kept the Saints coming back to The Last Frontier.

“That first year when we were starting the program, we were looking high and low for players and we found one in Juneau,” PC coach Andy Carr told the Aberdeen News. “We brought him out to Aberdeen, and he liked it. We started to realize there were not a lot of opportunities to play college football in Alaska. So we started contacting coaches and it took off from there.”

Today the Saints have a dozen players on the team from Alaska, trailing only South Dakota for the most from any state.

Leading the charge are juniors Camden Thomson [Juneau], Justin Brooks [Juneau], Jarael Hornsby [Fairbanks] and Nicholas Budig [Anchorage]. They have been with the program every step of the way.

The Saints added six freshmen from Alaska as part of its 2013 recruiting class.

“From word of mouth, Presentation College started to become more recognizable and we have the good luck recruiting in Alaska.”

The Saints have joined the North Star Athletic Association this year. They open the season Sept. 7.