Ninety-four days to kickoff, minus 10, actually was yesterday, but I didn't have time to throw this catch-up post together until today, so here it is 10 days, plus an additional day, late. Don't ya feel the love, C.J.? :-)
#94 C.J. Reese
Position: Defensive End
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
C.J. Reese (b. May 26, 1996) is a tough defender who has been in the program for two years and moved from defensive tackle to defensive end. He redshirted in 2014 and did not see any game action in 2015.
After starting for the White defense in the last two spring games and netting one tackle in April, he will compete for playing time along the defensive front in 2016. His position switch appears due to an inability to gain major weight.
Reese was one of K-State's earlier commitments in the class of 2014. Although he was projected by Rivals to play strongside defensive end, he actually was targeted by our coaches as a potential defensive tackle prospect.
A three-year letter-winner for James Madison High School under head coach Jim Streety, Reese helped to lead the Mavericks 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 26-5A honors as both a junior and senior; was rated the nation's 44th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com, and was selected to play in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game.
Although a two-star prospect on Rivals, Reese had heavy interest from Colorado, Nevada and SMU, among others.