Seniors commit to Division 1 colleges


Seniors Jack Wagner and Richie Anderson visit Hazelbrook Middle School to represent Tualatin football. Next year, Wagner will be playing at University of Idaho, and Anderson will be playing at Fresno State. Photo courtesy of @tualatinfootball.

Jaden Steppe, Staff Writer

Tualatin High School’s Class of 2023 has made some impressive college commitments in the world of sports, with four of its top athletes signing to play at the next level.

Seniors Jack Wagner, Richie Anderson and Will Wilson are all committed to play football at the Division 1 level. Senior Maya Loudd has committed to play soccer at the Division 1 level. These students have dedicated countless years to master their craft and perfect their skills, and their hard work has paid off.

Jack Wagner, a standout quarterback for Tualatin, has committed to play football at the University of Idaho. Wagner’s leadership and athleticism have been key factors in Tualatin’s success on the gridiron over the past few years. Idaho is getting a talented player who is sure to make an impact. Wagner shared the impact Tualatin has had on him. 

I feel like playing at Tualatin prepared me for college for the most part,” Wagner said. “There are a few things that don’t exactly translate, but for the most part, yes, Tualatin has prepared me.” 

Richie Anderson, a star defensive end and tight end for Tualatin, has committed to play football at Fresno State. Anderson’s strength, speed and football IQ have made him a formidable opponent on the field, and he is sure to excel at the next level. 

“The great coaches at Fresno State and the sun both made me feel like I was at home and a part of the Bulldog family,” Anderson said.

Will Wilson, a versatile linebacker, has committed to play football at Northern Arizona University. Wilson’s size and strength make him a force to be reckoned with on the field, and he is sure to be a valuable addition to the Lumberjacks this next season. 

“Tualatin feels like home,” he said. “I’m gonna miss it, but I’m also looking towards NAU and getting familiar with my new family there!”

Maya Loudd, a standout defender for Tualatin’s girls’ soccer team, has committed to play soccer at the University of Washington. 

Playing at Tualatin was a lot of fun and has taught me a lot, but playing club soccer is where I got recruited, and the level of play is a lot higher,” Loudd said. “I recommend playing both if you plan on playing at the next level.” 

Loudd’s technical ability and athleticism make her a great player, and she is sure to be a standout next year.

These commitments are a testament to the hard work and dedication of Tualatin’s student-athletes, as well as the guidance and support of their coaches and families. We wish them all the best as they continue their athletic and academic journeys beyond Tualatin.