#83 Dalton Schoen
Position: Wide Receiver
Previous College: None
Projection: Scout Team
Dalton Schoen is a preferred walk-on wide receiver from Blue Valley High School Northwest who's unlikely to play much in 2016. But he is a model student-athlete whose individual accomplishments suggest he could contribute.
He played three sports in high school — baseball, basketball and football — while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school and was named The Kansas City Star's male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Schoen, who got his start as a kid by repairing lawn mowers, plans to major in mechanical engineering. He had numerous Division II and Division III scholarship offers, and even took a visit to Harvard, but elected instead to walk on at Kansas State, where his parents attended and his brother, Mason, is a sophomore on the basketball team.
Dalton Schoen's also a volunteer for Harvesters and the Special Olympics, as well as a peer mentor for freshmen at his high school. And he was one of six finalists nationally for the Wendy's High School Heisman award.
Despite all of this, he excelled on the field in football, according to the Star:
In his first football game last fall, after a summer of splitting time between all three sports, he caught 12 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns against Bishop Miege, the eventual Kansas Class 4A Division I champion. The yardage set a Kansas high school record for a single game.
Schoen earned first team All-State honors after hauling in 42 receptions for 880 yards and eight touchdowns that year. He was selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, where he set the game’s record with 169 receiving yards.