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The Hybrid Equation Pays Off For WMU – Cathedral’s Wooten Will Play Out Of State For College

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, April 11, 2022, 9:30 pm

Indiana University, Purdue and Notre Dame could be ruing the day they let Brennan Wooten leave the state for his college football.


Indianapolis Cathedral’s 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior hybrid tight end committed to Western Michigan last week. Wooten got his WMU offer back in the winter, one of a half-dozen Division I scholarship bids he was perusing before he decided to pull the trigger and become a member of Broncos Nation. There’s a good chance, if he would have waited to commit until after the summer camp circuit concludes, Wooten would have garnered serious Big Ten and ACC interest.

IU and Purdue were particularly slow in demonstrating any inclination to court Wooten right in their backyards. Players like Wooten, prospects with his skill set and frame, are the future of the sport. This kid’s upside is enormous and the Hoosiers and Boilermakers seemingly failed to realize this. WMU and the MACtion brigade are getting one terrific steal in Wooten’s commitment to come to Kalamazoo.

Last fall, Wooten caught 26 passes for 265 yards and 4 touchdowns on Cathedral’s state championship team. As a young-pup sophomore on Cathedral’s 2020 state-title squad, he hauled in 25 grabs and 3 touchdowns. For his entire varsity career, Wooten has only lost one game. Bet your bottom dollar, he’ll pop up and bite Hoosierland’s DI dapper dandies one way or another when he reaches the next level. Don’t be shocked to see this young man playing on Sundays in the not-so-distant future.