Princeton Times


February 6, 2013

Wyrick inks to continue gridiron career at Concord

PRINCETON — Concord University football didn't have to look far for a replacement for wide receiver Ansel Ponder.

Princeton Tigers wide receiver Chad Wyrick confirmed after officially signing his National Letter of Intent with Concord that he would be playing Ponder's X receiver position. He added that he hoped to impact the team as a freshman.

Wyrick said he chose Concord over the University of Charleston because of his relationship with the coaching staff on the Campus Beautiful. He added that the coaching staff had been very open to him and had been recruiting him since the beginning of the year.

“I just felt right at home on the campus,” Wyrick said. “It's great to be able to play in college at a place that's no more that 15 or 20 minutes away from my house.”

Before Wyrick signed, his now-former teammates at Princeton filled the school's media center. Wyrick said that it was amazing to see his teammates supporting him.

His coach, Randy Peek, felt the same way. Peek added that one of the things that he and his assistants emphasized was team unity. In his view, his team had shown a unified front Wednesday afternoon.

“It means a lot for him to be going to Concord,” Peek said. “That's where I went and played so it means a lot to me.”

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