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67 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Shane Cherry

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In which BracketCat counts down the 67th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Shane Cherry.

#67 Greg Wafford
K-State hasn’t had a prominent offensive lineman wear No. 67 since Greg Wafford, back in the Ron Prince days. It’s now Shane Cherry’s new number.
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#67 Shane Cherry

True Freshman | 6-6 | 303 lbs. | Grandview, Missouri
Shane Cherry
Shane Cherry
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • 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 grayshirted in 2018, delaying his enrollment until this spring, and is likely to redshirt in 2019 as he continues to develop.

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 Wildcat, defensive end Cartez Crook-Jones.

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

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.