It's here again, the first day that high school athletes (and some junior college ones) wishing to compete at an NCAA-governed institution can officially sign, and fax to their school of choice, their National Letter of Intent. This effectively ends the 2015-16 recruiting cycle, and provides some final measure of closure on the 2015 football season as teams look forward to spring practices and preparations for the 2016 season.
For all the official bio's and announcements, be sure to check out K-State Sports Official Recruiting Portal, and new this year is the
#KSTATEMENT16 #KStateFamily Twitter hashtag to follow along with their live commitment tweets.
And be sure a check back later today for a full recap of the class as signed.
But for now, this is your Open Thread for National Signing Day. Let those NLIs start rolling in!
The 2016 Recruiting Class
Names in BOLD have officially signed and/or are on campus (as of 3:30 pm CST)
Kyle Ball, DE, Shawnee Mission, KS (Shawnee Mission East)
Abdul Beecham, OL, Converse, TX (Blinn (TX) CC)
Brett Bell, TE, Wichita, KS (Bishop Carroll)
Tyler Burns, ATH, Wichita, KS (Trinity)
Javier Craft, DB, Greenwood Village, CO (Cherry Creek) preferred walk-on
Cedric Dozier, CB, Roanoke, AL (U. of Cal.-Berkeley)
Isaiah Harris, ATH, Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal)
Blake Hickey, OL, Godley, TX (Godley)
Tom Killilea, OL, Overland Park, KS (St. Thomas Aquinas) preferred walk-on
Nick Lenners, TE, Lincoln, NE (Lincoln Southwest)
Gavin Lively, ATH, Norton, KS (Norton) preferred walk-on
Bronson Massie, DE, Lufkin, TX (Lufkin)
Breontae Matthews, OT, District Heights, MD (Fullerton (CA) JC)
Mike McCoy, RB, Topeka, KS (Topeka)
Jimmy McKinney, LB, Oologah, OK (Oologah)
Brock Monty, ATH, Wichita, KS (Kapaun Mt. Carmel) preferred walk-on
AJ Parker, DB, Bartlesville, OK (Bartlesville)
Raymon Price, DT, Long Beach, CA (Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA)
Byron Pringle, WR, Tampa, FL (Butler (KS) CC)
D.J. Render, WR, Kennesaw, Ga. (North Cobb)
Kaeson Risner, ATH, Wiggins, CO (Wiggins) preferred walk-on
Jordan Robertson, DE, Dallas, TX (Bishop Dunne)
Corey Sutton, WR, Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek)
Skylar Thompson QB, Independence, MO (Ft. Osage)
Will sign LOI today, but defer enrollment and eligibility until 2017.
Mason Barta, LB, Holton, KS (Holton) 2016 greyshirt
Kaelin Key, DT, Shawnee Mission, KS (Bishop Miege) 2016 greyshirt
Trace Kochevar, TE, Salina, KS (Salina South) 2016 greyshirt
Ian Rudzik, LB, Ulysses, KS (Ulysses) 2016 greyshirt
Bill Snyder confirmed in his press conference that Justin Silmon, RB, has been awarded a scholarship and will count towards the 2016 recruiting class.