30 added to Wayne State football program


Wayne State College head football coach John McMenamin announced the addition of 30 student-athletes to the Wildcat program for the 2021 season.

The list of signings includes 21 athletes from Nebraska, seven in Iowa and one each from South Dakota and Missouri. The three transfers have already enrolled at Wayne State College.

“This is a talented class of student-athletes recruited by a tremendous group of coaches to a special place here at Wayne State College,” boasted coach McMenamin. “Our staff set out with the goal of finding a special set of guys that fit the profile of what we expect academically and athletically. We looked specifically to add size and length as well as increasing our speed at the skill positions. We felt to get to the top of the conference we needed to go head-to-head with those schools and win those recruiting battles to get the top kids in and around our state. I couldn’t be prouder of our staff and Wayne State College for all the effort put in to secure this outstanding group.”

McMenamin added, “We have a distinguished list of signees highlighted by one of the fastest wide receivers in the state that can also high jump 6-foot-7, another wide receiver that led Iowa’s Class 4A in receiving as a junior, the best linebacker in Nebraska, a top three-sport defensive lineman from South Dakota as well as 12 other All-State players.”

Details on the student-athletes will be in this week’s Wayne Herald. The list includes (name, position, height, weight, hometown/high school and college transfer):

Oliver Bakeris – Tight End 6-5, 240 Bettendorf, Iowa / Bettendorf HS
Silas Bales – Defensive Back 6-1, 190 Glenwood, Iowa / Glenwood HS
Shea Gossett – Wide Receiver 6-3, 180 Fremont, Neb. / Archbishop Bergan Catholic HS
Chris Graham – Offensive Line 6-0, 310 Omaha, Neb. / Omaha Burke HS
Tate Hinrichs – Linebacker 6-2, 200 Omaha, Neb. / Milliard South HS
Jacoby Hurst – Wide Receiver/Defensive Back 6-1, 175 Papillion, Neb. / Papillion LaVista HS
Ty Kalb – Offensive Line 6-0, 270 Omaha, Neb. / Millard West HS
Logan Katzer – Linebacker 6-1, 205 Glenwood, Iowa/ Council Bluffs Lewis Central HS
Dexter Larsen – Linebacker 5-11, 200 Blair, Neb. / Blair HS
Tyler LeClair – Linebacker/Safety 6-2, 207 Bennington, Neb. / Bennington HS
Trevor Marshall – Wide Receiver 6-2, 210 Gretna, Neb. / Gretna HS
Garrett Morris – Safety/Athlete 6-2, 180 Waukee, Iowa / Waukee HS
Drake Peed – Defensive Tackle 6-2, 275 Elk Point, S.D. / Elk Point-Jefferson HS
Trent Rasmussen – Defensive End 6-5, 230 Rockville, Neb. / Centura HS
Chris Robinson – Free Safety 5-9, 160 St. Louis, Mo. / McCluer HS
Isaac Robinson – Linebacker 6-0, 210 Elkhorn, Neb. / Elkhorn HS
Ashten Schmaderer – Wide Receiver 6-1, 175 Bennington, Neb. / Bennington HS
Tierel Tompkins – Offensive Line 6-4, 305 Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls HS
Nolan Ulrich – Offensive Line 6-4, 260 Blair, Neb. / Blair HS
Kendrick Watkins-Hogue – Wide Receiver 6-0, 170 Dubuque, Iowa / Dubuque Senior HS

Trevor Cargill - Offensive Line 6-1, 275 Scotia, Neb. / Central Valley HS
Zach Coleman – Running Back, 5-9, 190 Omaha, Neb. / Milliard West HS
Ayden Fink – Offensive line, 6-1, 265 Ralston, Neb. / Ralston HS
Sam Rallis – Wide Receiver/Defensive Back 6-1, 175 Council Bluffs, Iowa / St. Albert HS
Alex Schall – Linebacker 6-1, 190 Kearney, Neb. / Kearney HS
Jackson Tuttle – Linebacker 6-1, 200 Omaha, Neb. / Omaha Burke HS
Beau Wendt – Offensive Line 6-0, 290 Omaha, Neb. / Millard South HS

Nick Bohn – Quarterback 6-2, 195 Bennington, Neb. / Bennington HS (Central Missouri)
Clayton Murphy – Quarterback 6-4, 210 Ogallala, Neb. / Ogallala HS (Chadron State)
Luke Sims – Defensive Tackle 6-2, 290 Omaha, Neb. / Creighton Prep HS (Iowa Western CC)