Position: Offensive Line
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Adam Christian Holtorf (b. May 10, 1997) is a classic farmboy offensive lineman from Nebraska. You know, the sort of player on whom Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne built their legacies. Welcome to the Big Ten new world order.
Holtorf projects as a guard for the Wildcats, but expect him to redshirt this year and gain some more weight.
A four-year letter-winner for Seward High School, including the last two years under head coach Jamie Opfer, he helped the Bluejays to earn an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Class B State Playoffs.
Holtorf was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Nebraska Team as a defensive lineman, and also a two-year first-team Class B all-state offensive lineman by The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Omaha World-Herald.
Named first-team Super State as a defensive lineman as a senior, and a Class B honorary captain by the Journal-Star and World-Herald, Holtorf also earned first-team All-Nebraska honors as a defensive lineman and was honored as a first-team Class B all-state offensive lineman by the World-Herald.
He also earned second-team all-state honors as a junior and was an all-district performer as a sophomore.
Holtorf tied the school career record with 37 games started; registered 81 tackles, including 18.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks as a senior; and anchored an offensive line that helped the Bluejays to accumulate 3,822 yards.
He also came away with 69 tackles, including 14 for loss, and five sacks as a junior in 2013. Rivals.com rated him the No. 5 player in the state of Nebraska. You can watch his high school highlights here.
Holtorf earned academic all-state honors, played basketball and qualified for state in the shot put. He chose the Wildcats over offers from North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Wyoming.
K-State fans can expect him to be one of the hardest-working guys on the team, Holtorf told GoPowercat.com:
"My mindset is to out work everyone and be the hardest working guy on the field. I'm the guy giving one hundred and ten percent effort of every practice and every game because that's what I can control. I can't control the outcome of a game, but I can always control my work ethic."