Six Rapid City Central student-athletes sign college letters
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Central has had a number of talented athletes pass through its doors over the years.
Now the Cobblers are sending five more student-athletes onto the college level including three football players.
Kohl Meisman, Black Hills State, Football
Kohl Meisman signed a letter of intent to play football next year at Black Hills State University.
Meisman played quarterback and was a three-year starter for the Cobblers.
He passed for 2,566 yards and 25 touchdowns in his high school career.
“Black Hills State has always treated me like I was one of their own,” Kohl Meisman said. “The coaches invited me to the game-day visits and the coaches texted me like every other day. So I just felt like I was home.”
Liam Porter, Augustana University, Football
Meanwhile, Liam Porter plans to play football next year at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.
He was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner.
Porter played tight end for the Cobblers and finished with 435 career receiving yards and four touchdowns.
“I chose Augustana because it felt right when I took my campus visit,” Liam Porter said. “Their football program is amazing. Their coaches are great. Their science program sends a lot people to med school which is what I want to do.”
Ben Harms, Dakota Wesleyan University, Football
In addition, Ben Harms put pen to paper on Feb. 3 and will play football for Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.
The two-sport athlete joins the Tigers as a defensive lineman.
Harms finished with 33 career tackles with four tackles for a loss.
“I chose Dakota Wesleyan because I had some boxes that teams needed to fill them up,” Ben Harms said. “Basically after my first visit, they really did check all those boxes.”
Delaney Kost, Augustana University, Women’s Soccer
Delaney Kost plans to take her talents to the next level and play women’s soccer next year at Augustana University.
Kost was a four-year letter winner for the Central girls soccer team and a three-year starter.
She will play outside back for the Vikings.
“I visited a few times because I wanted to make sure,” Delaney Kost said. “But I knew right away when I walked in it had such a home feel. I knew with coach Barkus, he would be there pushing me and making me the best player I can be. I knew when I went there, I’d be reaching my full potential.”
Ramsey Deming, Chadron State, Softball
Meanwhile, Ramsey Deming is heading to Chadron State next year to play women’s softball.
Deming played the last two seasons for South Dakota United.
She has a career batting average of .334 and 22 stolen bases.
“Well we toured Chadron and I’m actually studying elementary education so their program is awesome,” Ramsey Deming said. “Both of my cousins went there. One of them played softball just like me and the other played volleyball and they had great experiences there.”
Rio Nutter, University of Wyoming, Rodeo
Rio Nutter, a South Dakota Timed Event All-Around champion, signed a letter of intent to compete in rodeo at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
Nutter is also a two-time state high school rodeo champion, as well as, a National Wrangler Team Roping Finals Truck champion.
He plans to compete in the timed events at the University of Wyoming.
“The school as a whole, it’s got a very prestigious rodeo team and it’s a great school academically with a cutting edge business program,” Rio Nutter said. “I’m just excited for the opportunity to be a part of both.”