Eagles ink with college teams
Two Brady High School football players have sealed the deal to continue playing in college.
Seniors Ryan Porter and Sawyer Burke signed their national letters of intent with other high school players across the nation on Feb. 1.
Porter was one of seven defensive lineman recruited to play at Wayne State College.
He said other coaches showed interest but he chose Wayne because he felt like he fit with the team and the campus.
“I think the coaching staff has the program headed in the right direction,” Porter said of head coach Dan McLaughlin. “And the team feels like a family. That’s what I really liked about it.”
Porter was a four-year starter and has received all-district, all-state and all-area honors.
The son of Mike and Tracey Porter of Brady plans to be a physical education major.
Burke said he was never deterred by the coaching changes at Chadron State College.
“It would have been a whole new coaching staff for me anyway,” Burke said, “so it doesn’t matter.”
CSC announced former Eagle player Jay Long as the head coach last week.
Burke said having older brother Keifer playing for Chadron may have had a bit of influence on his decision but it was a comfortable feeling in Chadron that helped make his choice final.
Although Burke was Brady’s leading scorer and rusher last season, he will play defensive back for the CSC Eagles.
Like Porter, Burke received several post-season honors.
The son of Brad and Sandy Burke of Brady plans to study athletic training at Chadron.