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SLATE: The boys are back in town

The recruiting dead period finally ends, and Klieman is adding to his staff

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Welcome to June, K-State fans — although, from the weather in Wildcatland, you’d think it was still April. But this year, June brings something a little extra for college sports fans, and college football fans in particular. Because, for the first time since March 2019, football recruits are allowed on-campus for official visits (and “official” unofficial visits) and camps.

So June 1st brought a bevy of visitors to Manhattan and K-State, both of the unofficial and official type. Specifically several prized 2023 recruits, including Avery Johnson (QB, Maize, KS) and Dylan Edwards (RB, Derby, KS). And the list of guys who will make it to Manhattan this month for a visit or camp seems to be growing every day. Expect a commitment or two (or several) before the month of June is complete.

Also happening at Vanier, Chris Klieman is adding a former Sooner to the coaching staff as a senior offensively quality control coach and assistant director of recruiting. Brian Lepak joins Klieman’s staff after most recently spending time at Southern Universty as running game coordinator and offensive line coach.

Also, it’s Countdown time at Bring on the Cats. BracketCat has awoken from his yearly hibernation, and brought us profiles of #96 Damian Ilalio, a true freshman DT from Manhattan, and #95 Elliot Strahm, a walk-on DT from Sabetha, KS.