We’re in the hot and heavy recruiting season with only a few days remaining until National Signing Day 2017, and, like all schools, K-State is starting to ramp up recruitment to finish filling out the 2017 class.
And the last week has been a big one for the Wildcat recruiting staff.
It started last Monday, as 3-star linebacker Danny Walker (Wheaton, IL (Wheaton North)) committed to the Wildcats over come G5 and high-FCS offers.
Then, Saturday, a big announcement from the Wildcat-owned state of Texas, as 3-star safety Isaiah Stewart (DeSoto, TX (DeSoto)) chose K-State after flipping from Nevada and over a Colorado offer.
Then Sunday, the Andre Coleman-led Georgia pipeline funneled another Peach-stater to Manhattan. Joining fellow Georgians Josh Brown and Eli Huggins, 3-star defensive back Antonio Oliver (Grovetown, GA (Grovetown)) chose the Cats over offers from Tennessee, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Indiana, and Kentucky.
But it wasn’t a clean sweep for the Wildcat staff, as 4-star safety Evan Fields (Oklahoma City, OK (Midwest City)), K-State’s clear number one target for the recruiting season, chose Arizona State over the Wildcats (and over 30 other offers) after the Cats had made his finalist list. This does re-open a big door for the potential return of JUCO safety Elijah Walker, as he will now be the staff’s primary, and sole, target for a safety with immediate potential to play.
K-State recruiting target Evan Fields chooses Arizona State. Did the classic pick up the KSU hat and put it down first.— John Kurtz (@jlkurtz) January 30, 2017
There’s still more to come as we race into National Signing Day 2017, so be sure to stick to Bring on the Cats for all your coverage!