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National Signing Day 2017: Signing Day Open Thread

Time to party as the NLIs come faxing in

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We’re here, the biggest event in the future of the football program. At least until this time next year.

Compared to the last few years, this year’s class isn’t as high on star power at the top, but it is big and solid throughout...and not just the o-linemen. There is at least one recruit in every position, and at least two for every group on defense. And that makes sense for a team that only loses a few starters on offense, but several on defense. There are also only five scholarship recruits with 247 Composite ratings less than 3-star, and three of those are greyshirts from 2016. This is a K-State-type class, not flashy, just really solid.

For all the official bio's and announcements, be sure to check out K-State Sports’ Official Recruiting Portal. This year the official Twitter tag is #EMAW17, if you want to follow along with the live signing update tweets.

And be sure a check back tomorrow for a full recap of the class after they’ve all signed.

But for now, this is your Open Thread for National Signing Day. Let those NLIs start rolling in!

The 2017 K-State Football Recruiting Class

Names in bold have officially signed and/or are on campus (as of 4:00 pm CST)

*All star rankings are off of 247’s Composite ratings


High School

  • Ben Adler, 3-star OL, 6’4” 310lb, Wichita, KS (Trinity Acedemy)
  • Mason Barta, 2-star LB, 6’2” 205lb Holton, KS (Holton) (2016 Greyshirt)
  • Josh Brown, 3-star DB, 6’1” 205lb, Fairburn, GA (Langston Hughes)
  • Harrison Creed, 3-star OL, 6’4” 310lb, Ulysses, KS (Ulysses)
  • Daniel Green, 3-star LB, 6’3” 230lb, Portland, OR (Madison)
  • Bernard Goodwater, 3-star RB, 5’9” 175lb, Dallas, TX (Carter)
  • Wyatt Hubert, 3-star DE, 6’3” 240lb, Tecumseh, KS (Shawnee Heights)
  • Eli Huggins, 3-star DT, 6’4” 285lb, Cumming, GA (West Forsyth)
  • Trace Kochever, 2-star TE/DE, 6’7” 230lb, Salina, KS (Salina South) (2016 Greyshirt)
  • Bill Kuduk, 2-star OL, 6’5” 280lb, Chicago, IL (Marist)
  • Aidan Mills, 3-star OL/DL, 6’5” 270lb, Newton, KS (Newton)
  • Spencer Misko, 3-star TE/DE, 6’5” 235lb, Keller, TX (Keller)
  • Antonio Oliver, 3-star CB, 6’0” 185lb, Grovetown, GA (Grovetown)
  • Gervarrius Owens, 3-star S, 6’2” 190lb, Moore, OK (Southmoore)
  • Anthony Payne, 3-star DE, 6’2” 255lb, Peculiar, MO (Raymore-Peculiar)
  • Tancey Richardson, 3-star ATH, 6’0” 180lb, Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
  • Josh Rivas, 3-star OL, 6’6” 330lb, Hutchinson, KS (Hutchinson)
  • Isaiah Stewart, 3-star S, 5’11” 183lb, DeSoto, TX (DeSoto)
  • Chabastian Taylor, 3-star WR, 6’4” 210lb, Giddings, TX (Giddings)
  • Danny Walker, 3-star LB, 6’3” 215lb, Wheaton, Il (Wheaton North)
  • Sammy Wheeler, 3-star QB, 6’4” 200lb, Lenexa, KS (St. James Academy)
  • Drew Wiley, 2-star DT, 6’4” 290lb, Vinton, IA (Vinton-Shellsburg)

Junior College/Transfer

  • Xavier Davis, 3-star DE, 6’6” 250lb, Tucson, AZ (Pima C.C.) (JUCO)
  • Da’Quan Patton, 3-star LB, 6’2” 215lb, Cedar Park, TX (Trinity Valley C.C.) (JUCO)
  • Carlos Strickland II, 4-star WR, 6’4” 200lb, Dallas, TX (California) (Transfer)
  • Elijah Walker, 3-star S, 6’3” 210lb, Norwalk, CA (Cerritos College) (JUCO)


  • Nick Ast, ATH, 6’6” 185lb, Cimarron, KS (Cimmaron)
  • Ryan Henington, QB, 6'2" 185lb, Junction City, KS (Junction City)
  • Jacob Jenkins, DE, 6’4” 210lb, Chaparral, KS (Chaparral)
  • Ian Nordell, LB/TE, 6’4” 230lb, Concordia, KS (Concordia)
  • Cornelius Ruff, RB, 5’11” 220lb, Kansas City, KS (KC Schlagle)
  • Keyon Saunders, DB, 6’2” 190lb, Valley Center (Valley Center)
  • Landry Weber, DB/WR, 5’10” 170lb, Kansas City (Bishop Miege)
  • Dylan Wentzel, WR, 6’0” 175lb, Salina, KS (Salina Central)
  • Jake Helton, OL, 6’1” 275lb, Austin, TX (Vandegrift)
  • Logan Long, TE, 6’4” 245lb, Woodward, OK (Woodword)
  • Jake Roark, K, 6’0” 205lb, Blue Springs, MO (Blue Springs South)