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58 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Shane Cherry

In which BracketCat counts down the 58th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Shane Cherry.

#58 Trent Tanking
With the graduation of Trent Tanking (58) and the apparent transfer of Breontae Matthews, there is a vacancy of both the number 58 and the offensive line position. I project Shane Cherry to fill both.
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Shane Cherry

True Freshman | 6-6 | 315 lbs. | Grandview, Missouri
Shane Cherry
Shane Cherry
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Grayshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Shane D. Cherry (b. Dec. 26, 1999) is a young, promising offensive lineman from Grandview High School, located in the Kansas City (Mo.) metro area. He is likely to grayshirt in 2018.

A three-year letter-winner for the Bulldogs under head coach Jeremie Picard, Cherry was rated the 18th-best player in the state of Missouri for the Class of 2018 by ESPN.

He earned all-conference and all-district honors during his career, and was a high school teammate of a fellow Wildcats signee, defensive end Cartez Crook-Jones.

In an interview with KStateOnline.com’s Matt Hall, Cherry explained his grayshirt plans:

I’m going to be in Manhattan June 4 for summer training. During fall, since I’m grayshirting, I’ll come back to my Grandview until the spring semester. In the spring (of 2019) I’ll be up there full time. ...

Well, since I won’t be playing this upcoming season, I want to get better at all the things I mentioned before, so that when next year rolls around I can be an even better player and compete for a spot. ... I need to have better foot speed, stay low consistently all the way through the plays, and improved hand placement.

Cherry chose K-State over offers from Northwest Missouri State and Western Illinois.