Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:46 PM by Bill Halter
Updated: Jan 22, 2013 12:01 AM
Mission Prep senior Andrew DeSesa will play football at Brown University in the Ivy League this fall. DeSesa committed to the Bears last weekend after meeting with coaches on campus in Providence, Rhode Island. A few of the Brown coaches visited DeSesa in San Luis Obispo the week before.
Brown went 7-3 last season, 4-3 in the Ivy League. The Bears are a Division-1, FCS level team. The same as Cal Poly.
DeSesa's high school coach, Chad Henry expects him to play defensive end in college. DeSesa was a full time middle linebacker and part time offensive lineman for Mission Prep. He led the team with 108 tackles as the Royals went 11-2, losing in the CIF Championship game.
DeSesa is 6'3", 235 pounds. Henry describes him as a hard worker that got bigger, stronger and better every year. "He just has absolute determination to get to the football and he plays with such a high competitive level. He always wants to make the play. He wants to be a part of every single play and he just wills himself to be a better football player than sometimes his actually athletic abilities would think you're going to have him be" said Henry.
Henry says the academics at Brown and the fact that DeSesa has family in the area were factors in his decision. "Brown really presents an opportunity for him to get an education. Being a high academic guy with a 4.7 GPA and high SAT scores. And then that fit of football and being able to play at a very high level, Division-1, it's a great fit" said Henry.
Four other Mission Prep seniors are still trying to decide where to play in college. Tyler Baty, Joey Hall, Michael Cardwell and Andrew DaRosa are all hoping to play at the next level.
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