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K-State adds late comer to 2018 class

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Butler CC O-Lineman commits to the Cats, and will join this summer.

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As announced today on Twitter, Butler CC standout lineman Justin Eichman has committed to K-State to continue his football career. As reported by KSO’s Matt Hall, Eichman is expected to be a part of the Wildcats 2018 recruiting class and should join the team this summer.

Eichman, a Topeka native, redshirt his freshman year at Butler, before taking the reigns of the right tackle spot for the Grizzlies. Eichman tutored under former Wildcat center Wade Weibert during his time in El Dorado, so the 6’9” 350lb lineman should have no trouble adjusting to K-State’s blocking system. You can check out some of his college highlights on Hudl.

Eichman received recruiting interest from fellow Big 12 schools West Virginia and Kansas, as well as Pac-12 schools Arizona and Colorado, before ultimately choosing K-State. He will have three years to play three years for the Wildcats, but will likely not have an opportunity to make an immediate impact at K-State thanks to the return of all five starters from 2017. However, Eichman will have the opportunity to compete to replace All-Big 12 lineman Dalton Risner next spring.