AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westlake is poised to make a run for a fourth straight state championship, and two of their stars Colton Vasek and Jaden Greathouse are beyond thrilled they can make that their top priority.
Both Greathouse and Vasek were highly recruited and had the biggest programs in the country vying for their commitment.
Greathouse, a wide receiver that broke a Class 6A championship game record with 236 yards in last year’s title win over Denton Guyer, was the first to announce his commitment via social media on July 15. He will be spending the next phase of his career at the University of Notre Dame.
Vasek made his commitment August 1 to Oklahoma over Texas, Clemson, Oregon and Texas Tech.
Both players are thrilled to have the intense recruiting process behind them and devote 100% of their energy to their senior seasons.
“It was a stressful time trying to pick a college,” Vasek said. “Now, I can just focus on my team, my players, my friends, my teammates and just getting that four-peat.”
“It’s definitely a lot of pressure off my shoulders, I had four great choices and Notre Dame happened to be the one that felt most like home,” Greathouse explained.
Vasek’s father Brian played for the Texas Longhorns, and while the Longhorns recruited him heavily, he chose Oklahoma.
“Really, I just believe in Coach Venables, I think he’s the best defensive mind in college football so he’s definitely a dude I want to play for,” Vasek explained.
Greathouse pointed to academics as the primary reason for his decision.
“It offers a great education and is one of the best universities in the country, they’ve got great football there too and it’s just a feeling that I had and when I left, it didn’t go away so that’s how I knew it was home,” Greathouse added.
Westlake opens the season at home August 26 against Missouri City Ridge Point.