Lobo senior tight end earns award for his winter conditioning program work
Cole Gautsche, Richard Winston and Bryan Oldenkamp enroll at UNM in January seeking jump-start with Lobo football
Coach not rushing the process of laying a foundation for the program
Pair of QBs, DB and DE already are in school
Highly-decorated high school quarterback who enrolled at New Mexico in January to participate in spring practice...played for coach Kirk Potter at V. Sue Cleveland High School...Cleveland offensive coordinator Heath Ridenour says his work ethic on and off the field is unsurpassed...led the undefeated Storm (13-0) to the 5A New Mexico state championship as a senior in 2011, throwing for 3,085 yards with 39 touchdowns and just four interceptions...also ran for 1,218 yards 23 rushing TDs...New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011...first-team All-State, District 1-5A Player of the Year...All-Metro Player of the Year...nmpreps.com Mr. Football Player of the Year... New Mexico North/South All-Star Game selection...as a junior, ran for 1,842 yards and 14 TDs...threw for 1,300 yards with 14 TDs and five interceptions...first-team All-District 1-5A.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 8, 1993 in Romeo, Mich...full name is Nicholas Lawson Gautsche Jr...son of Nick and Carol Lawson...a two-time member of the National Honor Society (2010-11)...maintained above a 3.5 grade point average.