We are nearing the end of Finals Week in Manhattan, so the lack of activity from the K-State Sports engine will soon be over. But Bring on the Cats is doing our best to keep you occupied during this busy time for the “student” part of our student-athletes.
Yesterday we had some news and some #CONTENT for you. AMS led off the day with the report that senior setter Katie Brand made K-State history be becoming the first Wildcat to be a three-time All-America selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The honor is well deserved for Brand, and you can read through K-State Sports’ official release for more information.
A little later, our own Gracey was up on Facebook Live for her weekly live broadcast. Shes got jokes, the 2017 K-State football conference schedule, and a fun story about movies. You should make sure to check it out if you couldn’t while she was on the “air.”
The big drop yesterday came from the team of Luke Thompson and Wildcat-great Nick Leckey for Bring on the PodCats. They had lots to discuss this time around, including thoughts on the current season, bowl prep, his history, and looked ahead in to next season. It’s pretty great stuff, so be sure to hop over and listen!
We do have two pieces of non-BOTC news we have for you this morning. The first is a feature from Kellis Robinett at the Wichita Eagle on senior safety Dante Barnett, and how his leadership has never wavered even during a sub-par outing on the field this season.
The second is the announcement of a commitment, and signing, of Pima C.C. (AZ) defensive end Xavier Davis.
It's been difficult an hard but I finally decided to sign with Kansas state university to continue my education an football career pic.twitter.com/PB197cKh92— Xavier Davis (@xavierdavis2018) December 14, 2016
Davis originally committed to Oregon State this time last year (Andrew Nemec, The Oregonian), but decided to switch to K-State yesterday over offers from Arizona, TCU, and Oregon State (Robinett, via KC Star). Davis will be able to sign right away, thanks to the early signing period for junior college recruits. Davis only shows stats from 2015, and does not appear on the 2016 Pima roster, so he likely has three years of eligibility remaining, and may also be on campus for spring practice.