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SLATE: Wildcats add another commit to 2022 class

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Plus women’s golf still in action, and how Southwell is getting recruits.

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Football

Positive football news! After a few recruiting losses to those pesky tornado-birds, the Kansas State football team finally picked up another commitment for the 2022 recruiting class. Colby McCalister, a defensive back from Friendswood, TX, announced via social media that he has committed to K-State, becoming the first “true” defensive player in the class, which will very likely see a reduced number of high school prospects. McCalister is not yet rated by 247Sports, and has only the “base” 2-star grade from Rivals (essentially he’s still unranked at this point). But expect the physical DB to end up in the 3-star range once evaluations are done. It was K-State’s first commit in nearly three months, and fourth overall of the class.

Golf

The women’s golf team head into today’s final round of the Big 12 Tournament holding at 6th place overall, which actually puts them in decent company as seven teams in the conference are ranked in the Top 50 nationally. The Wildcats are currently being led by junior Heather Fortushniak, who starts the final day in a tie for 14th at 1-under par. Today’s action begins at 9am, and K-State Sports has the link for live scoring.

Basketball

Kellis Robinett (via the Wichita Eagle today) spoke with K-State assistant coach Shane Southwell, and just what has made him so successful landing recruits — especially getting guys to come from New York City to Manhattan. Of course it helps that Southwell is from NYC, but he’s also been able to sell a fairly long line of New Yorkers that have come to K-State and found some success, including guys like Curtis Kelly and Jordan Henriquez.