Fruitport’s Cribley to punt at Grand Valley

Three years ago, Collin Cribley was kicking a soccer ball for the Fruitport Trojans.
Nich Wolak
Jan 16, 2014

This fall, he’ll be punting a football — for Grand Valley State University.

The senior verbally committed to GVSU on Wednesday after he was offered a scholarship over the phone by offensive coordinator Tim Morrison.

The commitment comes after an unofficial visit to watch the Lakers take on Michigan Tech this fall, and an official visit to the campus last Saturday.

“They have a great group of coaches and the overall campus is nice,” Cribley said when asked why he chose Grand Valley State. He is undecided about what he wants to study at this time.

Cribley didn’t begin punting for the Trojans until his junior year, after some friends on the football team encouraged him.

He said it felt natural right away.

“My friends got me into punting,” Cribley said. “I just went after it and I turned out to be pretty good at it, so I just kept going with it.”

Fruitport coach Greg Vargas said that he knew early on that Cribley could punt at the college level because of his work ethic.

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