One of the top high school football players in the state, Lawrence High senior Brad Strauss has ended his college recruitment — and one of his teammates is joining him at their next stop.
The Lions' All-Class 6A quarterback and Thomas A. Simone Award finalist, Strauss and one of his favorite LHS targets, senior receiver Erick Mayo, verbally committed Sunday to play college football at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, Mo.
The NCAA Division II program will be getting a pair of two-way players in Strauss (a safety on defense) and Mayo (a corner back), who helped lead Lawrence to an 8-3 season in 2012.
Strauss threw for 2,278 yards, rushed for 743 yards and had 38 total touchdowns for the Lions as a senior.
Mayo finished his final fall in an LHS uniform with 37 receptions, 643 yards and 10 touchdown catches.