The new Kansas State coaching staff (led in large part by Taylor Braet’s efforts) netted a decent group in the early signing period. But good things can get better, and today, at the opening of the traditional signing period for college football, the Wildcats expect to officially add several more talented young men to the 2019 recruiting class.
We wont rule out a surprise or two, but right now, we’re just about where we expect to be. For a full breakdown of the current commits and potential commits, check out yesterday’s National Signing Day primer.
This will serve as your open thread for signing day, and we’ll keep it as updated as possible throughout the day.
So, with those updates, here is where we stand as of 11:15 am CST.
Names in BOLD have officially signed with K-State
- Chris Herron, QB, Houston, TX (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/4)
- Cooper Beebe, DT, Kansas City, KS (R/2, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Clyde Price, RB, Kansas City, MO (North Kansas City) (R/2, 247/2, ESPN/3)
- James Gilbert, RB, Ball State (Indianapolis, IN) - Grad Transfer
- Jaren Lewis, QB, Columbia, MO (R/NR, 247/3, ESPN/NR)
- Jax Dineen, FB/LB, Lawrence, KS (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/NR)
- Joe Ervin, RB, Rock Hill, SC (R/2, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Joshua Youngblood, ATH (WR), Tampa, FL (Berkeley Prep) (R/2, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Keenan Garber, WR, Lawrence, KS (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/4)
- Kenny Givens, DT, Chicago, IL (Hubbard) (R/2, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Kenyon Reed, DB, Long Beach, CA (Poly) (R/2, 247/2, ESPN/NR)
- Khalid Duke, LB, Gainesville, GA (R/NR, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Konner Fox, TE, San Antonio, TX (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Logan Wilson, DB, Dallas, TX (R/2, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Marcus Hayes, DB/KR, New Mexico (Rockford, IL) - Traditional Transfer
- Matthew Pola-Mao, DT, Chandler, AZ (Chandler) (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/4)
- Taylor Poitier, OL/DL, Shawnee Mission, KS (R/2, 247/NR, ESPN/NR)
- Thomas Grayson, RB, Tulsa, OK (Booker T. Washington) (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Trevor Stange, OL, Coppell, TX (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- Ty Zentner, K/P, Butler County CC (Tecumseh, KS) (R/2, 247/2, ESPN/3)
- Tyrone Lewis, DB, Hammond, LA (Hammond) (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/3)
- William Jones, DB, Mansfield, TX (R/3, 247/3, ESPN/3)
FYI, this post will be updated throughout the day, so please refresh periodically.
Update - 9:40am - Pola-Mao has announced that he has committed to K-State. The 6’3”, 300lbs defensive tackle out of Arizona spurned an offers from USC, Arizona State, and Arizona to head to Manhattan. He’s a composite 3-star by 247, but ESPN has him as a 4-star. In both senses of the phrase, this is a “big” get.
Update - 10:50am - Kenyon Reed has officially signed with K-State. The 2-star prospect from Long Beach, CA was also getting strong interest from Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins, but in the end Reed signed with the Wildcats. This wasn’t a huge surprise, but it’s a very nice announcement to get today regardless.