Future Hawks coming to QU

By Brayden Nuessen

Over the last couple of months, future Hawks have made their commitments to Quincy University for their prospective sports on social media.

Justin Bottorff from Quincy Notre Dame has announced his commitment to play basketball on Twitter.

Botteroff led Quincy Notre Dame in a very strong season this past year after taking his team to state before losing in the semi-finals.

Botteroff will be joined by Jah-Kobe Womack from St. Louis and Robert DeVries from Forreston, Illinois.

Cole Hayes from Quincy Notre Dame made his commitment to Quincy University official a couple weeks ago.

Hayes is excited that he gets to continue his soccer career to the next level.

“I am ready to meet new people and take part in the college experience,” Hayes said. “I am also beyond excited to get with the guys on the soccer team and start training with Coach Carpenter and the rest of the staff”.

He was relieved once the recruiting process was over.

“QU was always high on top of my list,” Hayes said. “It was relieving to see my hard work come to fruition and know that I was one step closer to my goal”.

Since he is from Quincy, he was able to experience and see how the Hawks play.

“Having watched the Hawks in the past, I have gained a huge amount of respect for the program, and now I get to be part of it,” Hayes said.

Hayes joins Anthony Binaei from Chesterfield Missouri; Simon Chretien from New Zealand; Noah Henry from Alton, Illinois; and Adam Whybrow from New England as upcoming freshman athletes for soccer.

Payton Brunier announced his commitment to QU to play offensive lineman in football.

Brunier helped the Quincy Blue Devils to a 8-1 record to win the Western Big 6 conference before losing in the first round of the playoffs this past year.

He is excited to become a Hawk and further his athletic and academic careers.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to get an education in a community I’m familiar with,” Brunier said.

Brunier is also relieved that the recruiting process is over.

“After a long college search, I had finally found a school I loved that wanted me to play football for them. It was a dream come true,” he said. “It’s comforting knowing I always have my family close to me. It’s nice to have that kind of support behind me”.

To see the other 39 upcoming freshman football recuits, visit quhawks.com.

Stay tuned to more commitments in the upcoming weeks on QU Hawks Twitter page.


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