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Kansas State Basketball Recruiting: Cats Land 2015 Center from Texas

With the Wildcat football team taking the day off, and the Volleyball team having already steamrolled their victims for today, Coach Weber and staff get to make some news today.

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Coach Weber has to be pleased with his current recruiting class. With the newest addition, he has three players taller than 6'8" set to arrive next fall. The news of the commitment of Dante Williams, Center from Arlington (TX) Bowie HS, was first reported by Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle, citing Williams' mother as the source:

Williams is listed at 6'10" and is the fourth player in Weber's 2015 class. Rivals lists Williams as a 3-star prospect, and is currently the only major recruiting service that has a listing for him (which is strange considering a Scout writer was the first to break the news...). K-State is easily the most enticing of the schools listed for Williams. Standing out over schools like Purdue, Houston, Vanderbilt, and even La Salle is not exactly difficult for a top-half team in the Big 12.

I had to do a bit of extra digging on this one, and came across, a blog written by a company that provides a "competitive advantage" to programs that use it services, had this to say about Williams in a story from July:

Texas center Dante Williams is one of the most athletic seven-footers to come through the grassroots system in recent memory. The 2015 big moves like a taller and more fluid Serge Ibaka, running the floor gracefully and flying across the lane to block shots that look out of reach. He is still raw offensively and disappeared at times, but if he can put it all together and learn to use his athleticism, the results could be scary.

If that analysis is accurate, sounds like a more fluid version of DJ Johnson. So, that's not a bad thing.


*Editor's note: Edited to reflect what I first though, Kellis was the first to report news on Twitter. Beating out Brett Reagan by a minute or so. Sorry about that Kellis!