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4 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Kaleb Prewett

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In which BracketCat counts down the fourth day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Kaleb Prewett.

Stepping into Dorrian Roberts' No. 4 will be Kaleb Prewett, a promising freshman strong safety who already is receiving significant practice snaps.
Stepping into Dorrian Roberts' No. 4 will be Kaleb Prewett, a promising freshman strong safety who already is receiving significant practice snaps.
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KalebPrewett

Kaleb Prewett
True Freshman
6-2 | 195
Blue Springs, Mo.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Kaleb Earl Prewett (b. Sept. 25, 1995) is a very promising young defensive back who, along with Elijah Lee and Dalvin Warmack, comprises one-third of the famed Blue Springs Trio. He projects as a future starting safety.

He apparently is earning more practice snaps than any other true freshman, based on observations from Fan Appreciation Day, but despite that promising news, I still expect him to redshirt. We are very deep at defensive back.

Prewett, who played for Blue Springs High School under head coach Kelly Donohoe, was a unanimous selection for the Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) All-State first team, while he also was named a first-team all-state honoree by the media and to the MFCA All-District 4 team.

He also was selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team, and was a Kansas City Star All-Metro honoree as a senior when he intercepted four passes and batted away nine others.

Prewett was a force on offense, too, hauling in 30 passes for 674 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the 2013 All-Simone Team as one of the top prep players in the Kansas City metro area.

He was rated the 37th-best safety in the nation and the eighth-best player in the state by Rivals.com, and also was viewed as the 35th-best safety nationally by Scout.com. He chose us over offers from Missouri and Oklahoma State.

Prewett compiled 70 tackles, an interception and 11 passes defended as a junior. He also participated in basketball, and track and field. You can watch his high school highlights here.

He clocked a 3.9 in the pro agility drill and a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash during Kansas State's summer camp in 2013.

An official offer followed in very short order, he told GoPowercat.com last year:

"I called them pretty quick and talked to Coach Hayes first," says the three-star recruit. "I told them I wanted to commit. He told me that after watching me today, particularly my footwork, there was no doubt he wanted me to play for him."

"It's a huge weight off my shoulders," exclaimed Prewett, last season's Class 6 State Championship game defensive MVP. "This has been a dream come true for my whole family. My dad went to school here, so him and his whole side of the family are super excited. It's been a lifelong dream of mine."