After what he called an “amazing” visit, Alex Stauffer made his college commitment. On Wednesday, Stauffer announced his commitment to Indiana Wesleyan University via twitter. Stauffer is a 6’8” post of Northridge High School and played with the Indy Heat program. 

“My visit went amazing last Wednesday and Thursday and I knew afterwards I wanted to come.” He mentioned that he chose now to make the commitment because “I knew it was a perfect fit for me.”

The timing of his commitment comes as no surprise, as in an interview a few weeks earlier Stauffer projected that he would be committing before Christmas. The big man picked Indiana Wesleyan over his other scholarship offers from Asbury, Goshen, Grace, Huntington, Northern Michigan, and Saginaw Valley State plus interest from several division three programs. 

When asked why he chose the Wildcats over his other offers Stauffer mentioned “I picked IWU because of the culture and the relatability I have to most of their guys. I also picked it because I know I’m going to grow spiritually, physically, and mentally while I’m there.” Stauffer also mentioned a few other reasons for his decision “I love the coaching staff and how open they are with their guys and their religion. I love the distance from home, close enough to home where I can come home when needed.”

Indiana Wesleyan is one of the stronger NAIA programs in the country. They are coming off of a 30-6 season and won the NAIA division two national championship in the season prior to that one. “I plan on coming in and grinding and just doing what the staff asks of me,” Stauffer talked about when asked how he saw himself fitting it with his future team.