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94 DAYS TO KICKOFF: C.J. Reese

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In which BracketCat counts down the 94th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive lineman C.J. Reese.

The graduation of Alauna Finau leaves a hole in K-State's defensive line rotation. Don't expect C.J. Reese to fill it this year, but he eventually could be heir to Finau's number.
The graduation of Alauna Finau leaves a hole in K-State's defensive line rotation. Don't expect C.J. Reese to fill it this year, but he eventually could be heir to Finau's number.
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CJReese

C.J. Reese
True Freshman
6-4 | 260
San Antonio, Texas

Bio

Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

C.J. Reese (b. May 26, 1996) was one of our earlier commitments in the class of 2014. Although he is projected by Rivals to play strongside defensive end, word from within the program is that he's targeted as a defensive tackle.

A three-year letter-winner for the Mavericks under head coach Jim Streety, Reese helped to lead James Madison High School to a combined 31-13 record during his three-year prep career, with state semifinal appearances during both his sophomore and senior campaigns.

Reese earned second-team All-District 2 6-5A honors as both a junior and senior and was rated the nation's 44th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com. Watch his highlights here.

He was selected to play in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game in January at the Alamodome.

Although a two-star prospect on Rivals, Reese had heavy interest from Colorado, Nevada and SMU, among others.

Reese had nothing but good things to say about his new home region in a GoPowercat.com article last year:

"I haven't been up to Kansas State yet, but I've been to Kansas City because my Mom's current husband lives up there. The environment there is just different from Texas and I like it."

If he is to play defensive tackle, he is rather undersized at 260 pounds. Expect him to take a redshirt season.