Fort Hays hits on several Wichita-area kids

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 is National Signing Day as Fort Hays State head football coach Chris Brown and the Tiger football coaching staff announce signings for the 2018 season. The next Tiger Football recruiting class will be sending in their National Letters of Intent (NLI) throughout the day. FHSU is coming off an 11-1 season in 2017, capturing its first MIAA Championship in football. The Tigers went undefeated in the regular season and earned the No. 1 seed in Super Regional 3 of the NCAA Playoffs.

Keep an eye on this page throughout Wednesday for updates on the latest signees. Student-athletes will be added to the list below once their NLI's have been received.

Information on each player will be updated as the day progresses.

Signing Day Webpage

Updated at 5:00 p.m. on 2/7/2018

By Eligibility
High School: 30
Transfers/Other: 4

By State/Country
Kansas: 20
Missouri: 3
Oklahoma: 3
Colorado: 2
Texas: 2
California: 1
Florida: 1
Nebraska: 1
Nevada: 1

By Position
Defense: 18
Offense: 12
Specialty: 4

2018 High School Signees

Owen Beason, WR, 6-2, 190, Goddard, Kan. (Goddard HS)
Notes: All-state honorable mention selection at receiver…Recorded over 1,000 receiving yards as a senior.

Marcus Boesen, DL, 6-2, 275, Edmond, Okla. (Edmond Memorial HS)
Notes: All-conference honorable mention selection as a senior.

Josh Boles, K, 6-1, 195, Monument, Colo. (Palmer Ridge HS)
Notes: First Team selection at kicker…Member of Colorado Class 3A State Championship team in 2017.

Hunter Brown, DB, 5-9, 180, Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)
Notes: Named to Hays Daily News All-Area Second Team as a senior.

Jaqualen Brown, DB, 6-1, 170, Texarkana, Texas (Texas HS)

Cole Caraway, DB, 5-8, 170, Goddard, Kan. (Goddard HS)
Notes: Kansas Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal…Two-time all-league first team selection…Named to Top 10 Defensive Backs by Varsity Kansas Sports.

Joshua Corf, DB, 6-0, 185, Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)
Notes: All-conference and all-district second team selection at defensive back as a senior...Two-time Academic All-State selection...Two-time all-conference selection at wide receiver.

Tyler Cummings, DB, 6-1, 185, Topeka, Kan. (Washburn Rural HS)
Notes: All-conference first team selection at defensive back as a senior…Honorable mention selection as a junior.

Jerry Goff, DE, 6-3, 200, Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T Washington HS)
Notes: Member of 2017 state championship team.

Nick Gossage, OL, 6-4, 305, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Liberty HS)
Notes: All-state honorable mention selection as an offensive lineman…First team all-area and all-conference as a senior...Two-time first team all-conference selection...Academic All-State selection...Team's captain for two years...Recorded over 100 pancake blocks in his prep career.

Hunter Hays, OL, 6-3, 285, McCook, Neb. (McCook HS)
Notes: Nebraska Class B All-State First Team selection by the Omaha World and the Lincoln Journal Star as an offensive lineman...All-conference first team selection as a senior...Two-time first team all-district...Selected to participate in Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Dylan Jensen, DL, 6-0, 225, Hutchinson, Kan. (Hutchinson HS)
Notes: All-state honorable mention selection in Kansas Class 6A as a senior…All-league first team selection.

Parker Kelley, OL, 6-4, 275, Lenexa, Kan. (St. James Academy)
Notes: All-state honorable mention selection on the offensive line…All-Metro Second Team selection…All-league first team selection.

Kyler Koenke, DL, 6-1, 195, Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)
Notes: Served as a team captain for both football and basketball.

Brody Kooser, RB, 5-10, 180, Derby, Kan. (Derby HS)
Notes: Two-time Kansas Class 6A All-State First Team selection at running back…All-USA Kansas Football First Team by USA Today High School Sports...Named to All-Kansas Top 11 in 2017 and the Top 22 in 2016...Two-time All-Metro First Team selection at running back…Two-time all-league first team selection and league's Offensive MVP as a senior…Rushed for over 1,800 yards as a senior…Gained 3,827 yards and scored 65 touchdowns in his prep career…Named MVP of the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail I League…Holds Derby's career scoring record...Selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Dalton Kuhn, DE, 6-2, 230, Smith Center, Kan. (Smith Center HS)
Notes: Named the 2017 Kansas Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today High School Sports and Sports in Kansas, while also being named to the defensive first team…Named to the Topeka Capital Journal's Top 33 Team, earning a spot on the First 11…Named to Wichita Eagle's Top 11 Team…Two-time all-state first team selection as a senior and junior…Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a sophomore…Recorded 95 tackles as a senior, including 20 for loss during senior year.

Drew Labertew, DB, 6-3, 195, McPherson, Kan. (McPherson HS)
Notes: All-league first team selection as a senior at defensive back.

Alex Patel, OL, 6-2, 280, Hays, Kan. (Thomas More Prep-Marian HS)

Gunter Pearson, LB, 6-0, 215, Oologah, Okla. (Oologah HS)
Notes: Named to All-State Second Team at linebacker by The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World…Selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Game...Team's Defensive Player of the Year...Selected as Class 4A-3 Most Valuable Player...Finished with 462 career tackles and over 2,500 rushing yards.

Nathan Rockwell, K, 5-9, 160, Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South HS)
Notes: All-State First Team selection in Missouri Class 6…All-district, all-area, and all-conference first team honors as a senior…Owns his school's longest field goal record at 49 yards…Earned a 4.5 star rating from Chris Sailer and Kohl's Kicking Services.

Braxton Roth, LB, 5-9, 180, Decatur, Texas (Decatur HS)
Notes: All-district second team selection at linebacker as a senior with 78 tackles and four sacks.

Dylan Schmidtberger, LB, 5-10, 185, Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)
Notes: Wichita Eagle All-State Honorable Mention selection as a senior...Hays Daily News All-Area Third Team selection...All-conference first team.

Taegen Schoenfeld, RB, 5-9, 175, St. Marys, Kan. (St. Marys HS)
Notes: Two-time all-state honorable mention selection…Rushed for over 2,000 yards in his prep career.

Wyatt Seidl, DE, 6-3, 230, McPherson, Kan. (McPherson HS)
Notes: Named to All-USA Kansas Football First Team by USA Today High School Sports…Named to Topeka Capital Journal's Top 33 Team, earning a spot on the Second 11…All-state first team selection in Kansas Class 4A Division I…Recorded 41 tackles as a senior, including 18 for loss and nine sacks…Selected to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Brayden Soza, WR, 6-3, 170, Kansas City, Kan. (Schlagle HS)
Notes: All-league first team selection at quarterback as a senior.

Blake Sullivan, QB, 6-0, 195, Goddard, Kan. (Goddard HS)
Notes: Three-time all-state selection in Kansas Class 5A, earning first team honors as a senior and honorable mention as a junior and sophomore…Kansas 5A Offensive Player of the Year finalist...Recorded at least 1,000 rushing and 1,000 passing yards in each of his final three years of high school...Threw for over 4,000 yards and rushed for over 3,000 yards in his career.

Jaedyn Traut, ATH, 6-2, 215, Las Vegas, Nev. (Windsor HS)
Notes: All-conference selection at running back...All-conference selection in track and field...Academic All-State selection...Helped team to a conference title in 2017...Member of state championship football team in 2015.

Te'Corey Tutson, RB, 5-7, 160, Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables HS)
Notes: Two-time All-Dade County selection, including first team honors on offense as a junior when he had nearly 1,500 all-purpose yards...Selected to the Dade-Broward County All-Star Game...Leading scorer in Dade County in 2016...Scored 25 touchdowns over his last two prep seasons.

Trey VanPelt, LS, 6-0, 230, Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)
Notes: State qualifier in wrestling three years.

Will White, DB, 6-2, 180, Topeka, Kan. (Highland Park HS)
Notes: All-State Kansas Class 5A First Team selection by the Kansas Football Coaches Association…All-City Top 11 selection and all-conference first team defensive back…Honorable mention all-conference nods on offense as a quarterback and punter…Named team's player of the year as a junior and senior...All-state honorable mention selection in basketball as a junior.

2018 Transfers

Brendon Brenner, TE, 6-4, 240, Ellis, Kan. (Hutchinson (Kan.) CC)
Notes: Recorded four receptions for 49 yards as a freshman in 2017 at Hutchinson Community College...Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Ellis High School.

Isaiah Creal-Musgray, DB, 6-1, 190, Fairfield, Calif. (Diablo Valley (Calif.) College)
Notes: As a sophomore at Diablo Valley in 2017, ranked second on the team in tackles with 41, while recording two interceptions and four pass break-ups…Two-time all-league selection in his prep career at Vanden High School.

Gerald Morehead, LB, 6-0, 210, Coldwater, Kan. (Dodge City (Kan.) CC)
Notes: Attended Dodge City Community College for a semester…Two-time all-state honorable mention selection at South Central High School, where he accumulated more than 3,000 rushing yards in his career as both a quarterback and running back…Three-time all-district first team selection.

Isaiah Truss, RB, 5-8, 195, Raytown, Mo. (Butler (Kan.) CC)
Notes: Recorded 495 rushing yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017, averaging 4.9 yards per rush…Ranked third on the team in all-purpose yards in 2017…Ran for 277 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman…All-Metro First Team selection at Raymore-Peculiar High School as a senior, rushing for 1,793 yards and 20 touchdowns to help his team to a league title…All-state first team selection in Missouri Class 6.