Madison has two headed for college football

colby weitenhagen

By DOUG DONNELLY

MADISON TOWNSHIP — Madison will have two of its players in the college football ranks next season.

Colby Weitenhagen (pictured) and David Miller have signed this week to play college football this fall – Weitenhagen with Siena Heights and Miller with Olivet. National signing day was today.

Weitenhagen said some Division 3 schools were looking at him but Siena Heights and head coach Jim Lyall won out. The speedy Madison Trojan will play slot receiver.

“Coach Lyall has been calling me pretty much every week,” Weitenhagen said. “He’s always coming to visit me and he’s a great guy. I can’t wait to play for him. They really like my speed so I think they are going to try and utilize that.”

Lyall said the Saints are intrigued by his speed.

“He beat (Mathew) Sexton in the 100 a year ago,” Lyall said. “He’s got great speed. He’s like a wind-up toy. He works hard and just keeps on going.”

Weitenhagen caught 11 passes for 187 yards last season while rushing for 637. Miller caught five passes for 87 yards and rushed for 203.

Trojan coach Taz Wallace said it was a good day for the Madison underclassmen to see what hard work can do.

“We have a couple of underclassmen who desire to play college football,” Wallace said. “With Colby and David, they can see what it takes. First off, it takes getting it done in the classroom. Colby and David are both great kids with good character. … We’re very proud of them.”

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