GEHS Middle linebacker Jerrad McDermott recently signed a letter of intent to play football at Hastings College in Nebraska. Submitted photo

After a stellar career at Gardner Edgerton High School, Jerrad McDermott will continue to play football at Hastings College, Nebraska this fall.
He recently signed a national letter of intent with the college and will report for a first workout Aug. 14.
“Overall, it just seemed like a good fit,” said McDermott, who will major in Engineering. “I was very impressed with the football program, coaches, and the science department.”
A 2011 honorable mention middle linebacker in the Eastern Kansas League, McDermott recorded 110 tackles this season. He had five tackles for losses, eight hurries, three sacks, caused two fumbles, and had one interception.
“We are very excited to have Jerrad join Hastings College and be a part of the Bronco program,” said coach Tony Harper. “We expect Jerrad to come in and compete versus our returnees and newcomers at one of our inside linebacker positions. With his experience at one of the top programs in Kansas, we look forward to seeing him in Crimson the next four years.”
McDermott joins a Bronco team that posted a 6-4 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference last season and was undefeated at home for the first time since 2003.
First action comes Sept. 8 versus Dordt College, Sioux Center, Ia.
Jerrad is the son of Brian and Lori McDermott, Gardner.