Posted On: 12/19/19 5:53 AM

With National Signing Day in the rear-view mirror, one of Minnesota's best seniors was not hosting a Signing Day event. He is not looking to make a college decision until the next signing day early next year. Prior Lake's Blake Whaley hopes his patience pays off.

The Lakers played one of the toughest schedules in the state in 2019. They navigated that schedule to a 5-5 season.

"On defense, we played the run well," Whaley said. "Teams couldn't run the ball well against us. That showed against the good teams."

Traditionally a running team, last year the Lakers went to a spread, passing offense.

"This year, we came back to a predominantly running offense," Whaley explained. "I think the program will stick with that going forward. We ran the ball well on the outside. We had some good guys like Dylan Bair who could get to the outside, and we were able to set the edge."

Whaley left everything on the field.

"I feel like I had a great senior season," Whaley said. "I played my heart out for this team. I was elected captain, so I had a leadership role. I had to set the tone to

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