Barry Kleinpeter discusses his commitment to New Hampshire
Savannah Country Day quarterback Barry Kleinpeter announced where he’d be playing his college ball yesterday on social media, committing to play at New Hampshire.
It’s a long way from Stillwood Drive to the University of New Hampshire, 1,087 miles to be exact, but that didn’t stop the Savannah-native from falling in love.
“I actually went up and visited last week. Went up with an open mind about it. I know it’s a long way from home, but I ended up loving it. You know, I have a great relationship with the staff and coaches. I got a chance to visit and tour the campus. I really liked it a lot and felt like it was home.”
The senior quarterback chose New Hampshire over offers from Akron, Samford, Jacksonville State, and others.
Kleinpeter is listed at 6’2 200, and can make plays with both his arm and his legs. That should be a perfect fit for the offense the Wildcats run.
“It’s the spread. They throw a lot, a lot of quarterback runs involved too. I feel like I can use my abilities well in that offense.” said Kleinpeter
The recruiting process can be a lot for a teenager to absorb, but Kleinpeter has not taken a moment for granted.
“I’ve had some really good relationships with other coaches at different colleges. That’s honestly the worst part of recruiting, having to make a decision about where you want to go, because you’re giving up so many great opportunities, but at the end of the day you have to follow your gut. New Hampshire felt the most like home to me. That’s ultimately how I made my decision.”
The future Wildcat still has work to do as a Hornet. Country Day is preparing to start their region schedule, beginning this week with a roadtrip to Aquinas.
“Our region is just filled with talent. There are so many great players throughout the Coastal Empire, but especially in this region with [Savannah] Christian, Calvary, and Aquinas as well. We have a lot to work on, but we’ll be ready and get after it.”
A (2-4) record isn’t how Kleinpeter envisioned his senior season starting, but he does see a recipe for success as his team begins its most important stretch.
“I think in our last three losses we’ve lost by like a total of 17 points. We’ve been in some competitive games, we just haven’t been able to finish, and that’s what we’ve been working on.”