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Kansas State received a verbal commitment from OT Shane Cherry to cap off a strong recruiting weekend.

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Yesterday we profiled Kansas State’s newest commit Cartez Crook-Jones. Crooks-Jones wasn’t the only commit from this weekend, however, as his teammate Shane Cherry verbally committed on Sunday.

Cherry is a 6’6” 315 lbs tackle, who becomes Kansas State’s third offensive line recruit of the 2018 class. In addition to the Wildcats offer, Cherry held offers from Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, and Western Illinois. Rivals.com list Cherry as a 2-star, while 247sports.com doesn’t list a ranking.

Cherry’s hudl.com video shows a strong capable run blocker who overpowered smaller competition, while also showing excellent footwork getting up field to block linebackers. This should serve him well when Kansas State runs their patented RPO plays.

Cherry was also recognized for his strong leadership, winning the leadership award at his teams season-end banquet.

Overall, Cherry is prototypical Kansas State commit. An underrated player with a bunch of potential who will likely thrive in the Wildcats offensive system.