WAYNE -- Wayne State College head football coach Dan McLaughlin announced today that 16 student athletes have signed national letters of intent and/or written offers of admission and financial aid to attend Wayne State College and continue their football careers with the Wildcats. The 2011 recruiting class includes 14 high school recruits and two transfers. Seven of the 14 high school signees are from Nebraska with two more from Iowa. Eight of the 14 recruits are on the defensive side of the ball with four defensive backs, two linebackers and two defensive linemen while the six offensive recruits are highlighted by two quarterbacks, three tight ends/fullbacks and one wide receiver.
One of those quarterbacks is Broken Bow’s Nathan Scott. Scott was a First Team Class C-1 All-State selection at linebacker from the Omaha World Herald while also collecting Class C-1 All-State honors as all-purpose athlete from the Lincoln Journal Star. Scott helped Broken Bow to a 6-4 record and berth in the Class C-1 State Playoffs and earned All-District honors in each of his four seasons at Broken Bow High School. Scott was a Wendy’s High School Heisman Finalist in the State of Nebraska as a senior who also excels in the classroom earning Academic All-State. Scott owns school records for longest touchdown run from scrimmage at 94 yards, longest touchdown pass at 75 yards, tackles in a game with 24 and tackles in a season with 151.
“The 2011 Wayne State College football recruiting class is short on numbers but long on talent,” remarked head coach Dan McLaughlin. “Our staff was looking to address specific needs, rather than numbers, and we truly believe that this class accomplishes just that.”
“The joint efforts of the coaching staff, student-athletes, faculty, food service and admissions staff brought these great young men into the Wildcat Family. A combination of competing at a very high level and dramatic improvement in campus facilities helped our staff put together this great class,” McLaughlin remarked.
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Neb. and competes in the 14-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Wildcats posted a 6-5 record in the 2010 season with two wins coming against Top 25 teams (Augustana and Nebraska-Kearney). WSC graduated 14 seniors from the 2010 squad.