NORTH PLATTE, NEB. (KNOP)- Thursday morning marked a special day for Charlie Gale and Talan McGill of St. Pat's high school, as they signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level.
Charlie Gale and family just moments after signing his letter of intent. (Credit: Sam Pirozzi/KNOP-TV)
Talan McGill will wrestle at Nebraska-Wesleyan University starting next fall. McGill said that while he looks forward to continuing his playing career, he also looks forward to pursuing a masters degree in athletic training.
"I really want to get my masters in athletic training and I'll be able to do that while still wrestling there, so that will be a plus", said McGill when asked what he looks forward to with his academic studies.
Charlie Gale will be heading to Mount Marty College to play football, but will have to wait another year before getting started. Mount Marty College is set to launch their football programs first season in the fall of 2021. Gale said he looks forward to being apart of the first ever football recruiting class at the school.
"It should be a lot of fun, Mount Marty is just starting a football program. So, just getting that first class built is exciting", said Gale.
Additionally, Gale will be pursuing a degree in outdoor recreation and management. Someday he hopes to own a business in the outdoors industry, citing hunting and fishing as two of his hobbies.