#17 Nick Ast
Redshirt Freshman | 6-5 | 203 lbs. | Cimarron, Kansas
- Position: Quarterback
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Scout Team
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Nick Gerard Ast (b. July 4, 1998) is a preferred walk-on quarterback from Cimarron High School in southwest Kansas who redshirted in 2017 and was voted the program’s Red Raider Award winner as the top scout team contributor. I foresee him continuing in that role.
Ast ran five times for 6 yards for the White team in the 2018 spring game and completed 1 of 2 passes for 1 yard. In other words, his probably was the least impressive quarterback performance of the five men who played, but that is pretty much to be expected at his age.
A four-year letter-winner for the Bluejays — including during his senior year under head coach Chuck Dirks, in which the team went 7-3 and won a league championship — Ast set career and single-game school records for both passing yards and total offense.
He was a three-time honorable mention all-state honoree from The Wichita Eagle.
Ast also lettered four years in basketball — earning two all-state citations — and track and field, in which he was the state champion in the 100-meter hurdles. His father, David, was a three-year letter-winner for Kansas State at cornerback from 1983 to 1985.