Jake Willets announced his verbal commitment to NCAA Ferris State on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 defenseman is a three-year letterwinner at St. Mary Catholic Central, where he played during his freshman through junior years.
I’m proud to announce my commitment to play D1 college hockey and further my academics at Ferris State University. I’d like to thank my parents, coaches, teammates, and everyone that’s helped along the way! #Bulldogs pic.twitter.com/1dNh5C6W5j— Jake Willets (@Willets14) June 6, 2019
During his time in high school, Willets played in the MDHL for two Fall seasons while also scoring 98 goals and 159 points in 80 games for the Falcons. Most recently, the Erie native has spent the past two seasons in the NAHL, one with Fairbanks and one with Amarillo. During his junior career, Willets scored 22 goals and 53 points in 103 games while also picking up a robust 223 penalty minutes.
His commitment sets him up with the Bulldogs this Fall for the ‘19-20 season, where he’ll join fellow MI-HS alumni Jason Brancheau (Wyandotte Roosevelt, 2017) and Blake Evennou (Utica Eisenhower, 2017) as part of the incoming freshmen class. Livonia Stevenson alum Dominic Lutz was recently named a captain for Ferris State next season as well.