McCutcheon's Will Persin makes cross country trek for college

They say there's no place like home. Will Persin is a senior at McCutcheon. But the long distance runner plans on attending college where he grew up.

Posted: May 4, 2018 11:06 PM
Updated: May 5, 2018 12:11 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — They say there's no place like home. Will Persin is a senior at McCutcheon. But the long distance runner plans on attending college where he grew up. 

"I was actually born in Wyoming," said Persin. "I only lived out there for a couple years, but I don't remember much about it. I'm excited for a new opportunity and to see what else is out there. Wyoming just feels like a good fit for me."

While the University of Wyoming feels like a good fit for Persin, the decision wasn't easy.

"It was a tough decision," said Persin. "There we're a lot of good options out there. I really like a lot of the coaches and a lot of the schools."

Persin chose the Wyoming over other offers from schools such as Purdue, Kansas and Drake.

"It was a good problem to have," said Persin. "But at the end of the day, Wyoming was the choice for me."

Persin, growing up in a Big Ten town will experience a new wave of college athletics.

"Seeing other parts of the country and being able to travel — along the whole west side of the country — going to the Mountains and California that's all going to be a great experience," said Persin. That comes with NCAA athletics — traveling and living in a different area. That was really important to me."

The soon-to-be Cowboy is looking forward to this opportunity, but will always remember where he started.

"I love Indiana," said Persin. "But I'm excited to see what else is out there."

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