Posted On: 09/23/20 4:47 PM

Not long ago, Concordia Academy big man Aidan KingsburyAidanKingsbury6'5" | OLConcordia Academy | 2021StateMN did not have college football on his mind. Now, he has committed to one of the most prestigious universities in the country.

"I wasn’t looking at playing at the Division I level," Kingsbury admitted, "so when I started to get interest, I was flattered that coaches were interested in me."

In the end, COVID-19 had a hand in Kingsbury’s decision.

"Due to COVID, I could only visit two Division I schools – North Dakota State and Princeton. Those were the two schools that offered me that I was able to see. That gave me a better feel for things and a better mental picture of what life would be like. I feel I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. Of the schools that offered me, Princeton had the best academic fit for what I am looking to pursue."

The classroom has always been more important to Kingsbury than athletics. That distinction drove his decision to attend Princeton.

"Academics have always been a big thing for me – not just for a career, but to become more of an educated person. A lot of programs are going to

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