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Small town recruits make it big

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The countdown is back! BracketCat gets us all caught up with #64 redshirt freshman lineman Glenn Williams, and a pair of #62s: redshirt freshman lineman Tyler Mitchell and freshman defensive tackle Jordon Robertson.

What happens when big time college football takes note of players at small town high schools? Well, Hutchinson coach Ryan Cornelsen had to learn on the job (Brad Heiler, Hutchinson News). At LaCrosse, Cornelsen was caught by surprise when big name schools including Oklahoma and Kansas State showed interest in his fullback Marshall Musil. He ultimately committed to the Sooners, and that experience helped Cornelsen in his next stop at Hays, where he helped current Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton with recruiting. Cornelsen is now at Hutchinson High, and this time around, it was Josh Rivas getting all the attention. Rivas too ultimately picked Kansas State, so maybe there's a Cornelsen pipeline now?

Over at the Big 12 Blog, ESPN's Brandon Chatmon predicts Week 5 in the Big 12. Of relevance here, he has Kansas State losing to West Virginia 38-20. While I can imagine that the 'Eers are due for a victory over Bill Snyder, I find it hard to believe the Wildcats will lose by as much as 18. I'm cautiously optimistic the Wildcats will not be 2-2 after four games in 2016.

Incoming Kansas State golfer Levi Valadez has just won his second junior victory, taking the first playoff hole at the Byron Nelson Junior Championship in Dallas, Texas. With the help of caddy Ben Fernandez, currently a golfer at Kansas State, Valadez finished slow, but bounced back on the playoff hole to take the title over Parker Coody. Valadez is currently the 14th best junior golfer for 2016 the country.