Baumgarte will walk on as a kicker for the Salukis. He was an IHSA Academic All-State Selection and actually earned an academic scholarship to SIU. That academic scholarship helped open a door to walk on to the football team.
Baumgarte said he will study civil engineering. Classes start next week. Now it’s just a waiting game due to the pandemic to see when he’ll be able to work out with his new team.