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Flynn Nagel Leaves Marist Football for Lemont High

The highly recruited junior started classes Thursday.

Marist's Flynn Nagel scores the first touchdown in a 2013 rivalry game against Brother Rice. | Credit: Dan Lambert
Marist's Flynn Nagel scores the first touchdown in a 2013 rivalry game against Brother Rice. | Credit: Dan Lambert

The Lemont Indians have a new game-breaking wide receiver now that Flynn Nagel has left Marist High School. He officially joined the Lemont High student body Thursday, alma mater of his older brothers Aaron, Brett and Connor.

Last year, the 5-foot-11 junior scored 18 touchdowns and racked up 1,488 yards for Marist, where he earned second team All-State recognition. And he's confident he can help the Indians.

“Whatever offense we’re going to run, I can fit in,” Nagel told sports journalist Pat Disabato. “I can play running back if they want to run the ball, receiver if they want to throw the ball and quarterback if they want to run the Wildcat.”

He's known many of the Indians players since they played together as Lemont Hornets. Why did he leave the Red Hawks and Marist, where he's made a big name for himself? Nagel has scholarship offers from the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois, Indiana University, Miami of Ohio and Western Michigan.

"Coach (Pat) Dunne and I had a really good relationship and I was tight with all the guys on the team. I love everything about Marist and Coach Dunne and what he did for me," Nagel told the Tribune. "It was first of all a financial decision for me and my family."

Now, the Lemont Indians need to find a coach.

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