Ryan Daggett is going to one of winningest programs in college football.
The Ripon High senior quarterback made it official Wednesday, inking his National Letter of Intent to play for Carroll College located in Montana's capital city, Helena.
"The city is beautiful and the campus is awesome," said Daggett, who completed 71 of his 106 passes for 1,127 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. He was also the leading rusher for the Trans-Valley League co-champion Indians (10-2) with 743 yards and 11 scores.
Daggett was named the All-Trans-Valley League’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player.
Officials from the Fighting Saints of the Frontier Conference reached out to Daggett via phone, expressing an interest in the 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal-caller for RHS under coach Chris Musseman.
"I'm really happy for Ryan. He's been my quarterback in my three years as head coach here," Musseman said.
Ryan Daggett is the son of Curt and Salina Daggett. Both parents and other family members including his brother Michael, a sophomore at Ripon, were on hand for the official signing event held in the North Gym.
His father Curt praised him for his work in the classroom as well as his athletic endeavor. Ryan Daggett his maintained a grade point average that's over 4.0.
He's planning to major in Health Sciences.
As for the football part, Carroll College has won six National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football National Championships (2003-2005, 2007, 2019) under current coach Mike Van Diest, who is in his 17th year at Carroll.
Ryan Daggett is looking forward to being part of that tradition. At the same time, he has fond memories of his years on the gridiron at RHS.
"We shared some great memories," Daggett said. "I'll never forget my brothers and the relationships we forged over the years."