Well apparently Thursdays’ slates are recruiting news slates from now on*, so let’s not waste anytime getting to the new K-State news.
*(subject to change at anytime....we make no promises to have brand new recruiting news every Thursday...it all depends on K-State coaches and a bunch of 17 and 18 year olds)
Let’s start with the good recruiting news. K-State received a commit from 3-star CB Oman Daniels from Georgia. Daniels held offers from Colorado, East Carolina, and Akron among others. His commitment continues a string of commits from the Georgia area, which has produced a number of productive players for the Wildcats. (Chad Simmons, rivals.com)
And now the bad recruiting news. A week after committing, but being honest about keeping his recruiting open, DeShawn Page announced he was de-committing from the Wildcats. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, and may be a foreshadow to this years recruiting for many schools since players aren’t able to come on official visits. The lack of visits has some coaches predicting more players across the country committing and then de-committing later. (Ryan Wallace, GoPowercat.com)
Staying in the recruiting world, and expanding on Drew’s thoughts about the lack of campus visits potentially hurting the Wildcats, the dead period for football recruiting has been extended until June 30th. That extension could hurt Kansas State who has historically relied heavily on their “Summer Camp” program to evaluate and recruit those oft overlooked 3 stars that can make or break a program. (Ryan Wallce, GoPowercat.com)
Moving off recruiting, Ryan Black examined Van Malone and how he’s adjusting to his new role as Assistant Head Coach and Passing Game Coordinator. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury)
Finally, if college football happens this fall, fans won’t have to physically present a ticket to enter the game. The athletics department announced that beginning this season, all tickets will be digital. (Tyler Kraft, Manhattan Mercury)