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SLATE: Spring sports smattering

What are Wyatt Hubert’s true draft prospects? Did Coach Weber really make scholarship offers to two class of 2024 prospects? Will the wind ever calm down?

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Could lack of height and arm length really drop Wyatt Hubert into the 7th round of the NFL draft?
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The NFL draft opens Thursday evening, and with Wyatt Hubert on the board, K-State should not have to worry this year about whether one of its alums will hear his name called. Due to the damnable “measurables,” Drew Schneider suspects we’ll have to wait until the later rounds to see the relentless defensive end taken, though.

Subscribers to The Athletic should check out its piece on the Wildcats trying to push the reset button after Coach Klieman and his staff followed a promising debut season with a disappointing year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the competitive world of college athletics recruiting, coaches are looking for every small (and legal, right?) way to make a positive impression on prospects. Kellis Robinett notes that K-State has gotten positive attention for the work of its graphics department, including a shout-out from 4-star Georgia running back Justin Williams, who noticed K-State was “showing the love.” Kellis also discusses the hot competition for Hays athlete Jaren Kanak, the state’s top recruit who recently received a call from Clemson, and he reports that Shane Southwell has conveyed basketball scholarship offers to New York state recruits Ian Jackson and Boogie Fland, both of whom would be members of the 2024 class.

In baseball, Connor McCullough won the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award after allowing a single hit over seven innings in the Wildcats’ 5-2 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

In K-State Sports Extra, the athletic department took a moment to celebrate the career of tennis player Lilla Barzo. After two successful years on the courts in Manhattan, Barzo will return to her native Hungary to pursue a law degree.

Yesterday was another windy spring day in Kansas, and the Wildcats struggled through their first two rounds of golf at the Big 12 Championship, which is being contested at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson. The Cats find themselves in 8th place, with the final round underway this morning on another windy day.