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65 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Harrison Creed

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In which BracketCat counts down the 65th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Harrison Creed.

#65 Thomas Barnett
Thomas Barnett (65) had a fairly productive career in the NFL. I don’t know if Harrison Creed will ascend to quite those heights, but he definitely has the potential to be a multi-year starter for us.

#65 Harrison Creed

Redshirt Freshman | 6-5 | 285 lbs. | Ulysses, Kansas
Harrison Creed
Harrison Creed
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Harrison Nowlin Creed (b. Nov. 11, 1998) is a physical offensive lineman who developed during his redshirt season in 2017 and will look to compete for playing time in 2018.

I projected him as a future starting guard, but he was able to shed 25 pounds in the last year, so he still could be a center.

Creed played for Ulysses High School under head coach Jason Kenny. He was viewed as the ninth-best player in the state of Kansas’ Class of 2017 by 247Sports and named to the USA Today Sports/American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas team as a senior.

Creed was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas, Texas, following the 2016 season. He earned all-state honors as a senior from both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

Creed, who was a high school teammate of current Wildcats linebacker Ian Rudzik, also participated in baseball and track for the Tigers.

He was the first of K-State’s five highly touted offensive linemen in the 2017 class to commit, and he did it shortly after receiving an an official scholarship offer while he was at, of all things, an Oklahoma State football camp.

(I love that story. Nothing tickles me like Big 12 Conference rivals missing out on underrated kids who grew up rooting for them.)

Creed’s love for K-State assistant coach Charlie Dickey’s offensive line philosophy shines through in his comment to GoPowercat.com’s D. Scott Fritchen:

They’ve brought so much swagger back into playing offensive line. I love it. When you grow up, if you’re the fat kid on the team, you’re playing offensive line and you’re bummed out. Now it’s, “Yeah, I’m playing offensive line. This is dope!” What they’re showing at K-State is how awesome it is to play offensive line. It’s the engine that moves the train. Without them, you can’t do anything.

I love Creed’s attitude and I certainly wouldn’t bet against his becoming a four-year starter:

It’s awesome knowing that boys from Kansas are playing in the NFL and they’re just showing out for us, but it also shows how good of a coach that Coach Dickey is in developing those guys to be four-year starters and NFL linemen.

It’s just like Scott Frantz, for instance. He redshirted, came in last year, started in the bowl game and shut down Myles Garrett. If it hadn’t been for Coach Dickey and the strength coaches and everybody putting in the work, he wouldn’t be anything. I’m excited. If I do redshirt, I want to fight for a position next spring and bust my tail and become a four-year starter after my redshirt year.