Well everyone, it’s Late Slate Thursday again. I tried to give you an early one last week, an no one commented so we’re back to an afternoon edition this week. This weeks is packed with #Bonus content since yesterday’s slate writer was busy giving you insight into last weekends Spring
Game Practice. Which seems like a great place to start.
JT attended the 2019 Spring Showcase and provided his thoughts on Chris Klieman’s first spring practice.
A bit earlier in the day Drew took an in-depth look at what is likely the final recruit of the 2019 class, running back Jacardia Wright.
On Tuesday, K-State Volleyball released their 2019 schedule. The Volleycats will play a total of 28 matches, 11 of those at home. (Manhattan Mercury, Staff Reports)
Also Tuesday, the BatCats traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers, and promptly proceeded to shut them out. That’s the second straight shutout for the Wildcats the first time that’s happened since 2008 and it’s the first time since 1967 the ‘Cats have thrown back to back shutouts on the road. The ‘Cats now gear up for #19 TCU, tonight at Tointon Family Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6 pm. (kstatesports.com)
It seems like we just finished the 2019 signing day, and already the Wildcats are pulling in commitments for the 2020 class. This is another difference between the current staff and Bill Snyder’s as you can already see a bigger emphasis on early offers, and commitments.
On Tuesday a pair of running backs (one for the 2019 class as mentioned above, and the other a 2020 member) committed to the Wildcats.
K-State beat both Arkansas and Missouri out for Texas running back Chris Vaughn. Vaughn a three-star recruit out of Round Rock, Texas also held offers from Air-Force, Army, and South Florida. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
That same day 2019 recruit Jacardia Wright announced his commitment to the Wildcats. Wright will formally sign with the ‘Cats on April 24th. The 8,800 yard rusher chose Kansas State over a slew of Big 10 schools including: Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, and Minnesota. Those schools wanted him to play linebacker, while Kansas State gave him the opportunity to play his preferred position. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
Finally, we close the football section with one final commit. Three star offensive lineman, Sam Shields committed to the Wildcats yesterday, spurning offers from Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota State. It would have been a bit of a stunner had the Wildcats not picked up Shields commitment as his mother, Jill Shields, is K-State’s deputy athletic director. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)