Manchester's Wagner signs to play football at Trine U

Nick Wagner signs a letter of intent to attend Trine University while his father Cory (left), and mother Malary look on. Photo by Eric Christiansen. 

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester senior football player Nick Wagner will continue his education and football career at Trine University next fall.

Wagner was a first-team All Three Rivers Conference player at linebacker in 2017 and hopes to continue his strong play at Trine.

“I felt like if I was going to sign for football, I wanted Trine,” Wagner said. “I liked the atmosphere there. They cared about the team. They [also] care about your grades. I wasn't just about football.”

Wagner added that he felt comfortable as he visited the campus.

“I really like the atmosphere and the education,” he said. “It's a very nice campus.”

Wagner plans on studying design engineering technology.

“It's definitely going to be a challenge,” Wagner said. “After skating though high school without doing too much, it's going to be different going to college.

“I'm ready for the next step and getting my life started and go on an make something out of my self.”

“I'm extremely proud of Nick and his desire to continue his education and football career at an excellent school like Trine University. Coach (Troy) Abbs is an outstanding individual as well as coach. He runs a top notch football program at Trine,” Manchester Squires head football coach Greg Miller said. “Nick was the backbone of our defense at his middle linebacker position. We set up the defense for him to make tackles all over the field. He was a fast flow player that ran from sideline to sideline.
“He was not only our leading tackler, but a top tackler in the state. We are going to miss Nick's aggressive play on defense. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues on in college.”

Wagner is the son of Cory and Malary Wagner.

Posted on 2018 May 01