Chippewa Falls standout Rico DeLeon headed to Iowa Western

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) Rico DeLeon, first team all-state defensive lineman this past season for the the Chippewa Falls Cardinals, signed his letter of intent to play football at junior college at Iowa Western on Wednesday.

DeLeon is excited about the chance to play football at the next level and knows that if he puts in the work it might open the doors for more opportunities to play at a higher level.

"I had a lot of good schools that wanted me, Division one and Division two, but I felt that Iowa Western could provide me with an opportunity to get to a dream school and play really good football. I think going to this school is going to develop my body into the standard I need it to be and level of talent needed to play against the best football players on the planet."