Van Wert’s Nolan Smith signed to play football with Wayne State University.

Was a four-year letterwinner for coach Keith Recker … voted to the All-Western Buckeye League First Team as a senior as well as co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in the conference … selected to the 2015 Tri-County All-Dream Team … named to the 2015 Associated Press Division IV All-State Special Mention Team … also wrestled for the Cougars.

Coach Winters on Nolan Smith:  “Nolan played for coach Keith Recker at Van Wert High School in Ohio.  He is very athletic for his size, which is the first thing we look for in our offensive line.  Nolan is a young man who has the agility to get out and block for our sweep and the toughness and strength to block our power play.  We also feel that with his quick feet and ability to punch, Nolan will become an excellent pass protector.  We are extremely pleased to add Nolan Smith to our offensive line!”