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Local HS football stars finalize college plans

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It's National Letter of Intent Signing Day, part two.

Many top college football prospects signed during the new early signing period in December.

But several other local athletes put their names to scholarships Wednesday.

In Onalaska, Noah Skifton signed with Minnesota-Duluth where he'll play football.

Skifton was an All MVC first team quarterback and second team defensive back this past season.

But he'll receiver with the Bulldogs.

"I think Minnesota-Duluth is the right fit.  They got a great program.  They win a lot.  They do things the right way.  I'm excited to go play wide receiver up there.  I think that it'll be a good opportunity.  The coaches are great and they have a good business school as well," Skifton said.

At Central, speedy receiver and kick returner Greg Kohler inked a scholarship to play at Minnesota State-Mankato.

Kohler was a first team All MVC selection.

The Central senior had 13 touchdowns total for the Red Raiders last fall.

He'll play safety at Mankato.

"It's one of the best feelings ever actually.  When I got the text message that I was accepted, it was crazy.  I got goose bumps.  My heart was beating.  It was awesome.  What I really liked about Mankato was the coaches there.  I got into a real personal note with some of the coaches.  I have a lot of respect for them.  I know that they care a lot and I could tell.  They wanted to get the best out of me," Kohler Said.

In Holmen, Drew Becker finalized a scholarship to Winona State.

Becker was the MVC Offensive Player of the Year last season after rushing for 1,501 yards and 19 touchdowns.

He was also an all-state honorable mention selection.

"The Location, being so close I wanted to stay home near my family.  The teammates, the coaches, they're a really good family there.  I really like the campus as well," Becker said.

What a day for Caledonia football where five players sign letters Wednesday.

Jordan Burg is headed to Minnesota State-Moorhead.

Andrew Goergen is going to Winona State.

Austin Heim is on his way to St. John's.

Brent Robley to st. Thomas and Mason Staggemeyer will play for Winona State.

Also, Marten Morem will play basketball at Gustavus Adolphus.

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