Landon Wolfe, Effingham High Schools all-time leading scorer in basketball, has signed his letter of intent to play at the next level at Minnesota State University.
"I feel feel pretty excited. It's kind of a relief to have it over just with all the recruitment and everything over with," Wolfe said. "But definitely excited, definitely ready for the next chapter and playing college basketball."
Wolfe said that the facilities at Minnesota State stood out to him but it was mostly the coaching relationship as to why he chose to go there.
"I thought the facilities are extremely nice but most of it comes down to the coaching and the relationships you can make with your players and coaching staff. I mean that is who you're going to be around all the time when you're playing basketball," Wolfe said. "I really felt comfortable with the players and really enjoyed hanging out with them on my visit and [Minnesota State] coach Margenthaler seemed like a great guy, seemed really genuine and sincere with everything he laid out for me and what he planned to do with me at Minnesota State."
Wolfe said that he was starting to get recruited in his sophomore year. But interest in colleges really picked up his junior and senior year. He said that he got a few offers and that Minnesota State started talking to him later in his senior season.
"I took a visit there in March and really liked it. Took a few more visits and just kind of sat down and compared them all and I decided Minnesota State was the best fit for me and that is what I went with," Wolfe said.
Wolfe said that he is most excited for playing basketball in college and competing to prove himself. As any high schooler, he can not wait for the college life.
"It'll be something different. Something new," Wolfe said. "I'm pretty excited for everything overall."
On his future plans, Landon said that he wants to major in business but does not know what area within that major, but knows that he just want to be in business.
As the all-time leading scorer for the Hearts, head coach of the Hearts Obie Farmer said that losing Landon is going to hurt but knows the program can bounce back.
"Anytime you lose the leading scorer in program history it's going to hurt a little bit," Farmer said. "His leadership and how hard he he works in practice and in games how he increases that intensity level in games and in practices, is what we're going to be missing a little bit. With those younger kids coming in, I"ll think they'll fit right in and fill those roles and make up for those points. They'll make up for what we're losing."
Along with the all-time scoring leader in Hearts history, Wolfe also owns a few school football records as well. He has the most yards in a game with 343. Yards in a season with 2,172 which broke Ryan Geltz record of 1597. Completions in a season with 140 beating the record by 21. Most touchdown passed in a season with 26. Career passing yards and touchdown passes with 3,568 and 38 respectively.
Farmer said that Wolfe is good enough to be in the Effingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame with all that he has done on the basketball court and on the football field. With the records he has broken, it wont be long until you see him in there.