Football: Flynn Nagel transfers from Marist to Lemont
By Pat Disabato firstname.lastname@example.org January 8, 2014 8:54PM
Wide receiver Flynn Nagel is transferring from Marist to Lemont. | File photo
Updated: February 10, 2014 12:04PM
Flynn Nagel is on the move.
The junior wide receiver, who totaled 1,488 yards and 18 touchdowns for Marist in 2013, confirmed Wednesday that he’s transferring to Lemont.
He’ll officially begin classes Thursday.
“It was a personal and financial decision,” Nagel said as the reason for the transfer. “I loved everything about my experience at Marist.”
Nagel provides Lemont with a Grade A game-breaker. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior, who has been offered scholarships by Illinois, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Western Michigan, has exceptional speed and hands.
Ironically, Lemont is without a head coach. Eric Michaelsen resigned to become the school’s principal and his successor has yet to be named.
Nagel, a SouthtownStar All-Area first-team selection, is confident he has the skills to conform to any style of offense the new coach installs.
“Whatever offense we’re going to run, I can fit in,” Nagel said. “I can play running back if they want to run the ball, receiver if they want to throw the ball and quarterback if they want to run the Wildcat.”
It should be a smooth transition for Nagel. Older brothers Aaron, Brett and Connor all graduated from Lemont.
“I know all the kids and coaches at Lemont,” Nagel said. “I’ll get to play with the kids I played with growing up on the Lemont Hornets. I’m excited.”
He wishes Marist nothing but the best.
“I talked to coach (Pat) Dunne and thanked him for everything,” Nagel said. “He made me into a better young man. I have nothing but great memories from Marist.”