White House senior Logan Neufeld will recognize at least one familiar face when he gets to college.
On Jan. 9, the wide receiver committed to play football at Lindsey Wilson – the same team that former White House quarterback Andrew Nixon recently joined. Neufeld and Nixon have known each other since their youth football days.
“It will be really cool,” Neufeld said. “I’ll already have a friend up there. It’s good to be able to reunite with him.”
Nixon transferred from Cincinnati Christian to Lindsey Wilson in December, but Neufeld had his sights on the Blue Raiders since his first visit. He chose Lindsey Wilson, which went 12-1 and advanced to the NAIA FCS semifinals in 2019, over offers from McPherson (Kan.), Lyon (Ark.), Ottawa (Kan.) and Culver-Stockton (Mo.).
“Ever since I first set foot on campus, I fell in love with the program and the school,” Neufeld said. “I knew that’s where I wanted to go if I got the offer. I wanted to go to a program with a winning mentality.”
Neufeld played wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks and punts in his four seasons with the Blue Devils. He did most of his damage on offense, catching 49 career passes for 1,011 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“Coach (Ryan Hamilton) trusted me and gave me plays to set me up for success my whole career,” Neufeld said. “Him giving me the opportunity to play receiver all four years helped me achieve (1,000 yards).”
Neufeld saw White House at its best and worst. During his freshman season in 2016, the Blue Devils went 0-10. However, White House completed a historic turnaround to go 11-1 in 2017. He said he will cherish those memories and plans to keep close tabs on the team in the future.
“There were a lot of ups and downs,” he said. “We had the 0-10 season but going back the next season and finishing 11-1 was probably one of my favorite memories. I’ll miss it a lot. I’ll probably stay around White House my whole life. I love the community and the support everybody shows each other.”
Neufeld said Lindsey Wilson recruited him to play wide receiver. He was primarily a big-play threat in the White House offense, averaging 21 yards per catch. But he may project as more of a possession receiver at the next level.
“I see myself thriving as a slot receiver and catching the ball over the middle,” said Neufeld, who expects to sign his letter of intent in the next few weeks. “But we’ll see when I get there. I can also be a deep ball guy too.”