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65 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Harrison Creed

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In which BracketCat counts down the 65th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Harrison Creed.

#65 Thomas Barnett
Thomas Barnett (65) had a fairly productive career in the NFL. I don’t know if Harrison Creed will ascend to quite those heights, but he definitely has the potential to be a two-year starter for us.

Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#65 Harrison Creed

Redshirt Junior | 6-5 | 297 lbs. | Ulysses, Kansas
Harrison Creed
Harrison Creed
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Harrison Nowlin Creed (b. Nov. 11, 1998) is a physical offensive lineman who developed during his redshirt season in 2017, but did not see any game action in either 2018 or 2019.

I originally projected Creed as a future starting guard, but he was able to shed 25 pounds in the last couple of years, so he still could be a center. He is majoring in agribusiness.

Creed played for Ulysses High School under head coach Jason Kenny. He was viewed as the ninth-best player in the state of Kansas’ Class of 2017 by 247Sports and named to the USA Today Sports/American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas team as a senior.

Creed was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas, Texas, following the 2016 season. He earned all-state honors as a senior from both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, and also participated in baseball and track for the Tigers.

Creed was the first of K-State’s five highly touted offensive linemen in the 2017 class to commit, and he did it shortly after receiving an an official scholarship offer while he was at, of all things, an Oklahoma State football camp.

(I love that story. Nothing quite tickles me like Big 12 Conference rivals missing out on underrated kids who grew up rooting for them.)

Creed’s love for then-assistant coach Charlie Dickey’s offensive line philosophy shined through in his comment to GoPowercat.com’s D. Scott Fritchen:

They’ve brought so much swagger back into playing offensive line. I love it. When you grow up, if you’re the fat kid on the team, you’re playing offensive line and you’re bummed out. Now it’s, “Yeah, I’m playing offensive line. This is dope!” What they’re showing at K-State is how awesome it is to play offensive line. It’s the engine that moves the train. Without them, you can’t do anything.

I love Creed’s attitude and I still wouldn’t bet against his becoming a two-year starter, but he needs to make a significant move forward in fall camp to ensure that outcome.