WAYNE – Excitement was in the air at the Wayne Jr/Sr High School gymnasium with a Division I baseball commit moving onto his next step in life.
The initial signing date for Division I baseball was November 9 and senior Brooks Kneifl signed his national letter of intent to become a Kansas State University Wildcat Wednesday afternoon.
After verbally committing early in his high school career, Brooks Kneifl said this was two year’s in the making.
“I went on a visit last week and met with some of the guys and some of the coaches,” said Kneifl. “They’re just great to me and it feels like a second home. Just working with the high school team, playing summer ball with a team out of Ohio. It’s just been great preparing for the next level.”
Brooks Kneifl also checked off pitching in a big league stadium earlier this summer. He was surrounded by amazing prospects at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, while the coaches talked about what it takes to get to the next level.
Along with his coaches and friends joining Brook Kneifl on signing day, his family was also right by his side.
“I’m surrounded by a great family,” Kneifl added. “They’ve taught me everything I know today…Once again my family, my brothers, they’ve been my catch partners forever.”
While attending Kansas State University, Brooks Kneifl hasn’t decided on a major but is leaning towards education with a coaching endorsement.
Brooks Kneifl is a member of the Wayne High spring baseball team and is excited about this year’s group.
“I think we’ll be a great contender in Class C,” Kneifl mentioned. “We can make a great run. We just got to start from the first game and go on from there. We’ll all have to buy-in and I think we have a great opportunity to go to state.”
In mid-to-late June, Brooks Kneifl will be moving to campus and starting a summer bridge program. He’ll be enrolled in a couple of classes while working out with the incoming freshman at Kansas State University.