INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
Volume One, Number 17
June 24, 2008
Editor: Tom James, TJames1475@aol.com
ISU Football Alumni Blog Page: http://isufootballalumni.blogspot.com/
SYCAMORES GET FORMER WASHINGTON STATE QUARTERBACK PROSPECT
According to sources, former Washington State University quarterback recruit Calvin Schmidtke has decided to attend Indiana State University in the fall.
Schmidtke had signed a national letter of intent with Washington State in the spring after a highly successful prep career at Lakewood, Wash., High School. Lakewood is in the Tacoma, Wash., area.
Rated as one of top recruits in the Northwest, the six-foot, 195-pound signal caller completed 76 percent of his passes as a senior -- racking up 2,724 yards and 37 TDs with only 5 interceptions. He also rushed for 10 scores as he was named as the 2007 Tacoma News-Tribune's All-Area Player of the Year and was named first team All-State by the Seattle Times.
He also earned Associated Press first-team Class 2B All-State honors following his junior season at Life Christian Academy when he threw for more than 3,000 yards, completing 66 percent of his passes, and posting 46 TDs vs. 15 INTs. Was an all-league choice as an Life Christian Academy sophomore after passing for a school record 2,379 yards with 23 TDs and 10 interceptions.
He is expected to be eligible to play as a true freshman this season. Schmidtke also recruited out of high school by Washington, Hawaii, Boise State and Colorado.
Washington State had released Schmidtke from his national letter of intent in May after the player had been cited 11 times in the past 18 months, and has faced alcohol- and drug-related charges. According to news reports, seven of the violations were related to traffic stops.
Still, the ISU coaching staff felt comfortable with bringing Schmidtke in for a visit. He reportedly made his decision to attend Indiana State on Tuesday (June 24).