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National Signing Day 2018: Kansas State Wildcats

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Lets take a look at #EMAW18

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It’s National Signing Day 2018, but things feel just a bit different than they have in a while. That’s thanks in large part to the early signing period back in December, where most of K-State’s 2018 class — and most recruits around the country — signed their National Letter of Intent and are already locked up.

But there are still a few new guys to join #EMAW18 today.

Overall, this class is about what we’ve come to expect from the Kansas State Wildcats coaching staff the last few years: not high on star power at the top, but it is big and solid throughout and fills needs across the team. There are only three 2-star (Rivals) athletes committed, but no 4-stars. And back up a bit from previous years, there are five JUCO players either already signed or committed.

For all the official bio's and announcements, be sure to check out K-State Sports’ Official Recruiting Portal. This year the official Twitter tag is #EMAW18, if you want to follow along with the live signing update tweets.

And be sure a check back tomorrow for a full recap analysis of the class.

But for now, this is your Open Thread for National Signing Day. Let those NLIs start rolling in!

New for National Signing Day

Names in bold have officially signed and/or are on campus as of 9:35 a.m. CST

  • Shane Cherry - 6’6” 315lb OL, Grandview, MO (Grandview) - 3-star (247, ESPN)/2-star (Rivals)
  • Levi Archer - 6’4” 205lb QB/ATH, Goodland, KS (Goodland) - 2-star (Rivals, 247)/NR (ESPN)
  • Malik Knowles - 6’3” 180lb WR, Mansfield, TX (Lake Ridge) - 3-star (247, ESPN)/2-star (Rivals)
  • Tyquilo Moore - 6’4” 295lb OL, Lexington, SC (Butler County (KS) CC) - 3-star (Rivals, 247)/NR (ESPN)
  • Darreyl Patterson - 6’1” 185lb DB, Lawton, OK (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Rahsann York - 6’0” 210lb LB, Elk Grove, CA (American River (CA) College) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Hunter Rison - 5’11” 200lb WR, Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan State) - Transfer (HS: 4-star - Rivals, 247, ESPN)

2017 Greyshirts

  • Aidan Mills - 3-star OL/DL, 6’5” 270lb, Newton, KS (Newton)
  • Sammy Wheeler - 3-star QB, 6’4” 200lb, Lenexa, KS (St. James Academy)

Notes: Shane Cherry and Levi Archer are both expected to take greyshirts (deferred-enrollment) for the 2018 season and join as part of the 2019 class. Darreyl Patterson was supposed to sign as part of the early signing period group, but waited until January to sign his aid paperwork but is already on campus. Expect the official announcement today for him.

The Early-Period Class

  • Ekow Boye-Dow - 6’0” 170lb DB/ATH, Lawrence, KS (Lawrence) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Shane Cherry - 6’5” 300lb OL, Grandview, MO (Grandview) - 2-star (Rivals)/NR (247, ESPN)
  • Cartez Crook-Jones - 6’4” 230lb DE, Grandview, MO (Grandview) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Christian Duffie - 6’4” 305lb OL, Houston, TX (Summer Creek) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • John Holcombe - 6’4” 230lb QB, Humble, TX (Summer Creek) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Wayne Jones III - 6’0” 190lb DB, Owasso, OK (Owasso) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • JaQuavious Lane - 5’11” 170lb WR, Loganville, GA (Grayson) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Kaitori Leveston - 6’5” 290lb OL, Waco, TX (Midway) - 3-star (247, ESPN)/2-star (Rivals)
  • Derick Newton - 6’1” 265lb DE, Douglas, GA (Coffee) - NR (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Jaylen Pickle - 6’5” 260lb DT, Cimarron, KS (Cimarron) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Lance Robinson - 5’10” 180lb DB, New Orleans, LA (De La Salle) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Luke Sowa - 6’3” 245lb FB/TE, Millstone Township, NJ (Butler County (KS) CC) - NR (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • E.J. Thomas - 6’1” 170lb DB, Atlanta, GA (Carver) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Spencer Trussell - 6’3” 215lb DE, Arlington, TX (Martin) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • E.J. Turner - 6’0” 180lb WR/ATH, Cartersville, GA (Catersville) - 3-star (Rivals, 247, ESPN)
  • Kevion McGee - 5’10” 180lb DB, Ardmore, OK (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC) - NR (Rivals, 247, ESPN)