Created:Friday, February 1, 2013 7:33 p.m.CDT
Updated:Friday, February 1, 2013 8:01 p.m.CDT

Kirwan headed to St. Cloud State

Liam Kirwan knew he would be playing college football next season. He just didn't know where. On Friday, the Marian Central defensive lineman got his answer.

Kirwan verbally committed to Division II St. Cloud (Minn.) State, a perennial Top 25 program. The 6 foot, 255 Kirwan also had offers from Robert Morris, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Indianapolis and preferred walk-on offers from Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan.

Kirwan said Friday night between the location, facilities and the success the Huskies have had, his decision was easy.

"It was an all-around good fit," Kirwan said.

At St. Cloud State, Kirwan will be reunited with former Hurricanes teammate C.J Price. In addition, the school is located only an hour from Minneapolis where Kirwan's best friend - former Marian quarterback Chris Streveler - attends school at Minnesota.

Streveler enrolled early and hopes to use spring practice to vie for playing time with the Golden Gophers as a freshman.

Kirwan said being close to Streveler sweetened the deal.

"I'm looking forward to being there the next four or five years," Kirwan said.