A local standout is among the tens of thousands of high schoolers who yesterday officially signed their letters of intent to play football in college next fall. PCM’s Jordan Van Roekel was among the 24 high schoolers who signed on to play for Division II power Northwest Missouri State.
Van Roekel was an All-State linebacker for the Mustangs this past fall, helping PCM to an 11-1 record and a run to the Class 2A State Quarterfinals. His head coach, Greg Bonnett, was a linebacker for Northwest Missouri State in the late 1990’s. The Bearcats were 11-3 in 2011, returning to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.