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SLATE: K-State adds commitment to 2020 football class

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Also, Joshua Youngblood and Ayoka Lee keep piling up awards.

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Tee Denson brings size to help in the K-State defensive backfield.
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With the lights of competition switched off for finals, there is sparse news from K-State athletics this week.

Football

On the football front, word of a late addition to the 2020 class is welcome, though. Cedar Grove High School (Georgia) cornerback Tee Denson, who was previously committed to Pittsburgh, chose K-State over Virginia Tech and Purdue. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he brings size that the Wildcats have lacked on the outside to defend taller receivers. Rivals rates him a 3-star recruit and the No. 82 corner in the 2020 class.

Joshua Youngblood continues to garner accolades, as both CBS and The Athletic tabbed him for their All-America teams.

In the NFL, Tyler Lockett had a big day for the Seattle Seahawks, with eight catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. The athletic department chronicled the exploits of other K-State alumni, as well.

Basketball

The fashion focus continues, as the men’s team unveiled an all-lavender look that they are calling “urban lilac.” Maybe that’s supposed to toughen it up or something. In conjunction with the release, K-State Sports Extra takes a detailed look at the detailed and drawn-out process of designing and implementing new uniform looks.

Women’s Basketball

Ayoka Lee won the Big 12 Freshman of the Week Award for the fourth consecutive time, after scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in K-State’s win over Kansas City. She was also named United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Freshman of the Week for her efforts in the win.

Not all the news on the women’s end of the hardwood complex is rosy, though. Fourth-leading scorer Rachel Ranke will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Ranke was averaging 10.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and was probably the player most capable of stretching defenses by making outside shots.