College Signing for Caleb & Kamryn

Signing day at Onekama

by Brian Fogg, Manistee News Advocate
February 4th, 2016

ONEKAMA — Two Portager footballers have signed on to continue playing next season at the collegiate level.

Caleb Wisniski has committed to Ferris State University and Kamryn Farfsing is going to Finlandia University.

The two signings come after a 9-2 season where Onekama won its conference and advanced into the second round of the playoffs.

Wisniski, who is a two-time all-state lineman, chose to play for a Ferris State program that has been successful recently. In 2015 they went 11-1 and won their conference for second season in a row.


“It’s a huge weight off of my shoulders. I was really stressed out deciding where I was going to go. Now that I’m going to Ferris I’m happy and excited,” Wisniski said.

He looks to major in welding engineering.

Farfsing chose Finlandia, which is in Hancock, Michigan, because of its personal appeal to him in being a small town university. He also looks forward to being a part of building a program from scratch.

2016 will be Finlandia’s second season with a football program playing in division 3.

“It’s nice that I can be a part at the beginning. It’ll be nice to help them achieve their goals and go farther in the season,” Farfsing said.

“It honestly feels great for me. Finlandia is the perfect school for me. It’s small, so it’s something I’m use to. There are great teachers there who will definitely have time for all of their students,” Farfsing said.

He looks to major in criminal justice.

During head coach Jim Hunter’s 40 years he has only had 15 players go on to play college ball, and he and the players know how big a deal it is for a small school to have two guys in one season.

“We’re hoping this resonates with the kids, that if you work hard you can achieve your goals. Maybe it’s not sports. Maybe it’s music or drama, but the message we want them to get is that hard work pays off,” Hunter said.

“It’s huge. This is such a small area — like my dad says ‘we’re in a bubble.’ It’s nice to get out and see the real competition. Then you realized how big and fast they are. This just means a lot to the program and how if you work hard your dreams can come true,” Wisniski said.

“I’m definitely excited for the younger guys that are coming up. This goes to show that it’s possible for them to go to college one day is they work at it. If they work hard then they can achieve what they want,” Farfsing said.