News reports started to come out earlier today that a Cal transfer had chosen K-State. Well it is now official, as Carlos Strickland II has announced via Twitter that he will be coming to Manhattan, KS to join Bill Snyder and the Wildcats.
Carlos announced earlier this August that he was leaving Cal to get closer to his hometown of Dallas to be closer to his family and ailing grandfather. And as it happens, thanks to direct flights from MHK to DFW, there is only one Big 12/P5 school closer, time wise, than K-State.
The Wildcats pick up a former 4-star recruit who will compete at WR for the Wildcats after he sits out during his transfer year. The Wildcats had offered Carlos out of high school, along with nearly every major school in the region as well as national powers Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Ohio State. Strickland was expected to compete for playing time at Cal after redshirtting his only season in Berkeley, and once he becomes eligible at K-State will have three years of playing time in purple.
(h/t to SBNation’s Cal blog, California Golden Blogs, for their reporting on Strickland)