Last Wednesday was an interesting day, naturally, what with it being national JUCO signing day. K-State landed three signatures, but a one autograph they were expecting didn't happen.
That belonged to Ittawamba CC cornerback Darius White, who committed to K-State back on the 12th. Suddenly, on Wednesday, he wasn't signing, and 247 has reported he's decommitted. It was reported by Jeremy Crabtree that White would not be eligible to sign with anyone Wednesday due to the 2.5 GPA rule, and subsequently he's no longer listed as a Wildcat commit. Did K-State offer Jesse Mack because they knew they weren't actually getting White? It's an open question.
And then there's Mack himself, who was trying to get cleared for a mid-term signing but either hasn't yet, or hasn't period. That's still unclear. However, the rating folks have finally decided to pay attention to Mack since he received what most thought of as an out-of-the-blue offer, and have slapped three stars on him. Remember, Mack's a target with value as he redshirted last year and therefore has three years of eligibility left.
The early signing window remains open until January 15, but I wouldn't expect any other signings to occur before then. February 5 will be the next big day, as graduating seniors can then officially sign. (Track and Field also signs the same day, just FYI.)
Two of the three signings were long expected, as Luke Hayes and Danzel McDaniel had committed previously. Andre Davis had not yet committed, and his signature sealed that intention. As of today, here's the current list of fall 2014 arrivals:
|Andre Davis||WR/KR||★★★||6'1" - 185||Santa Rosa CC/Baltimore MD-Dunbar|
|Luke Hayes||OT||★★★||6'6" - 300||Butler CC/Scott City KS|
|Danzel McDaniel||CB||★★★||6'2" - 205||Dodge City CC/Dolton IL-Thornridge|
|Kendall Adams||ATH||★★★||6'1" - 197||Fort Worth TX-All Saints Episcopal|
|Tyler Ahrens||WR||★★||6'4" - 190||Kerrville TX-Tivy|
|D'Vonta Derricott||ILB||★★★||6'1" - 233||Garden CIty CC/Richmond VA-Hermitage|
|Winston Dimel||FB||★★||6'0" - 215||Manhattan KS|
|T.L. Ford||WR||★★★||6'3" - 180||Cartersville GA|
|Dominique Heath||WR||★★★||5'9" - 170||Huntersville NC-Hopewell|
|Elijah Lee||OLB||★★★||6'3" - 210||Blue Springs MO|
|Jesse Mack||CB||★★★||5'11.5" - 180||Highland CC/Spartanburg SC|
|Kaleb Prewett||S||★★★||6'1" - 195||Blue Springs MO|
|C.J. Reese||DE||★★★||6'4" - 260||San Antonio TX-James Madison|
|Dalton Risner||C||★★★||6'5" - 295||Wiggins CO|
|Alec Ruth||T||★★||6'6" - 300||Littleton CO-Valor Christian|
|Aaron Sharp||QB||★★★||6'3" - 190||Humble TX-Summer Creek|
|Sam Sizelove||LB||★★★||6'2.5" - 225||Argyle TX|
|Mike Stevens||CB||★★★||6'0" - 182||Davidson NC-Davidson Day|
|Dalvin Warmack||RB||★★★★||5'9" - 185||Blue Springs MO|
Will there be more action before February's "normal" national signing day? Will White slide back onto the radar, or is he headed to South Alabama now? Can the coaching staff circle around and lure in some of the uncommitted? And will Argyle TX-Liberty Christian QB Colby Moore walk on as planned, or is he going to take the United States Army up on its offer and head to West Point?