WAYNE, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska baseball standout has made his pledge to Kansas State official.

Wayne High School pitcher Brooks Kneifl, a longtime commitment to the Wildcats, signed his official letter of intent on Wednesday in the Wayne High gym.

Kneifl was joined by his family, teammate and coaches at the signing ceremony. Kneifl's dad, Wayne State volleyball head coach Scott Kneifl, expressed his pride for his son via Twitter.

Kneifl threw the first perfect game in Wayne High history last season in a 1-0 Blue Devil victory.

“I went on a visit last week and met with some of the guys and some of the coaches,” Kneifl told Wayne Daily News in a ceremony Wednesday. “They’re just great to me and it feels like a second home. Just working with the high school team, playing summer ball with a team out of Ohio. It’s just been great preparing for the next level.”

Kneifl is not the first member of the family to play college baseball. His brother, Jacob, is currently a left-handed pitcher at Wayne State.

He will remain a part of the Wayne baseball team this spring, hoping to lead the Blue Devils to a Class C title, before graduating in the spring.