Football: Woodgrove Senior Offensive Lineman Jake Wernle Commits to D1-AA Bryant


WernleBy Owen Gotimer
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Purcellville (August 20, 2015) — Woodgrove High School senior Jake Wernle has made a commitment to continue his football career at Bryant University beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

“It is a huge relief to finally know where I’m going to college and where I will call home for the next four years,” the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Wernle said. “I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

Located in northern Rhode Island, Wernle decided on Bryant because of the perfect balance he saw between academia and sport.

“I chose Bryant because it is an excellent academic school with a very good program in which I am interested in majoring in,” Bryant said. “They play competitive DI-AA football, with a winning record and have an outstanding coaching staff.”


Led by twelfth-year head coach Marty Fine, the Division I FCS Bulldogs finished their 2014 campaign at 5-7 while posting a 3-3 record in the Northeast Conference.

Bryant opens up its 2015 slate on September 5 at 3 p.m. at home against American International College.

“I will add an athletic offensive lineman who can play all five positions on the line,” said Wernle who projects to play either guard or center.

Last season, Wernle helped structure a Wolverine line that helped Woodgrove to an 8-4 record and the second round of the VHSL 4A state playoffs.

Woodgrove opens up its 2015 slate on August 28 at 7 p.m. at home against John Champe High School.

“My expectations for Woodgrove are that all players work their absolute hardest on every play and every rep in practice,” Wernle said. “That way we can put ourselves in a position to be our best.”


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Owen Gotimer has a passion for helping people grow and self-educate through new media. Owen spent his college years at Syracuse University, where he studied broadcast and digital journalism in the renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications. In his "free time", Owen volunteers as a varsity baseball coach at John Champe and is the president of the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship.

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