Tanner Wrisley goes to Harvard

Tanner Wrisley goes to Harvard

Montana Kosty

Tanner Wrisley looks forward to playing football in college, as he commits to Harvard University.

Elizabeth O'Loughlin, Staff Writer

For all seniors worried about college, one senior need not worry anymore. On Jan. 17, one CHS student finally received the letter he anxiously waited for: an acceptance letter to Harvard University. For the next four years, Tanner Wrisley will be attending one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States.
“Getting into Harvard was a dream come true,” Wrisley said. “It was also on my eighteenth birthday I received the letter, so getting accepted and becoming an adult on the same day was a life changing experience for me”.
Star quarterback and captain of Carlsbad’s football team, Wrisley’s football abilities gave him an edge over other applicants. Because Wrisley proved himself to be a vital member of the Carlsbad football program throughout the duration of his high school career, he will receive a great sum of financial aide—Harvard’s equivalent to a sports scholarship.
During his senior year, he also helped bring the team to the quarterfinal round of the San Diego section CIF playoffs.
“I’ve actually only been playing for five years,” Wrisley said. “I’ve been playing baseball since I was four, so it’s ironic I got into a college for football.  I always knew I wanted to play a sport in college, so in this case, maintaining my grades really did pay off”.
Leaving sunny Carlsbad, Wrisley is excited for the chance to live far from home. Despite the long and severe winters which follow the hot and humid Boston summers, Wrisley is confident he will adjust to the climate in addition to adjusting to the shock of the Boston accent.
“I chose Harvard because obviously the academics and sports are great, but what really pushed me to go was the ‘chow-dah’,” Wrisley laughs.
With one semester left, Wrisley hopes to spend his time with friends and family before officially becoming a Harvard Crimson.