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38 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Winston Dimel

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In which BracketCat counts down the 38th day until kickoff with a profile of fullback Winston Dimel.

Winston Dimel runs the ball really well for a fullback. Anyone else think he could turn into a second version of this big guy?
Winston Dimel runs the ball really well for a fullback. Anyone else think he could turn into a second version of this big guy?
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#38 Winston Dimel
Redshirt Freshman
6-0 | 228
Manhattan, Kan.

Bio

Position: Fullback

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Winston M. Dimel (b. Oct. 9, 1995) is a second-generation Wildcat whose father, Dana, was an offensive lineman for K-State from 1984 to 1986, and is the current co-offensive coordinator and running backs/tight ends coach.

Dimel is a physical player who developed during his redshirt season in 2014 and will compete for playing time in 2015. He rushed six times for 46 yards for Purple in the 2015 spring game and had the most TDs of anyone (2).

A three-year letter-winner for Manhattan High School under head coach Joe Schartz, Dimel helped the Indians to earn an 8-3 record and a trip to the sectional round of the Kansas Class 6A playoffs in 2013 by catching 13 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns.

Dimel was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

He was named to the 2013 all-state team by Hovpensports.com, as well as named to the All-Centennial League team as both a junior and senior. He also lettered in basketball at Manhattan High. Watch his highlights here.

Dimel was rated the 14th-best fullback nationally by Scout.com, the 22nd-best tight end/H-Back by ESPN and the 10th-best player in the state by Rivals.com. It's easy to see why — the kid runs like a Mack truck.

His official program listing as a fullback notwithstanding, Dimel considers himself more of a hybrid or H-back:

"I feel like I can pose a threat in the passing game," Dimel says. "I have pretty good speed and good hands, so I can do a little more in the open field."

Regardless of which actual position Dimel ends up playing, his father is certain to be his position coach this year.