PLATTSMOUTH – Noah Meneses filled his football resume with plenty of noteworthy accomplishments during his time at Plattsmouth High School.
He will have the opportunity to add to that list of achievements when he arrives at Washburn University next season.
Meneses signed a letter of intent Wednesday to join the Washburn football program. The Ichabods are NCAA Division II members and compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Plattsmouth head football coach Bob Dzuris said he believes Meneses will be able to excel on the field as a collegiate athlete.
“I think Washburn’s getting a really good football player in Noah,” Dzuris said. “He was on their radar right away with the work that he did here, and to their credit, I think they came up here as much as they legally could to see him play and visit with him. He’s just a powerful athlete who is going to help them quite a bit.”
Meneses earned a spot on this season’s All-Eastern Midlands Conference first team for his work on defense for Plattsmouth. He led the Blue Devils with 30 solo and 38 assisted tackles and produced 33 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He collected five sacks and recovered one fumble during the season.
Meneses also played a key role on Plattsmouth’s offensive line. The Blue Devils tallied 1,537 rushing yards and 872 passing yards in ten games.
Meneses also received offers from University of Nebraska-Kearney, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Fort Hays State University and multiple other NCAA Division II and NAIA programs. He took several recruiting visits during the past year and decided to make a verbal commitment to the Ichabods last month.
Dzuris said he feels Meneses made a sound decision to go to Washburn. He said Meneses will have an opportunity to make a big difference for the Ichabods over the next four years.
“I think the entire recruiting process really opened his eyes to the type of opportunities that are out there,” Dzuris said. “I told him that the MIAA is a really good level of football, and there are a lot of good players at those schools. I’m glad to see him get a chance to prove himself at that level. I think he’ll do a great job.”