Offensive tackle, Evan Curl committed to Kansas State on Tuesday, December 16th, via twitter.
Curl, a 6'4", 280 lbs offensive tackle from Flower Mound high school in Flower Mound, TX, is ranked as a two star by both rivals.com, and 247sports.com, while ESPN.com does not have a ranking for him.
Primarily recruited by Sean Snyder, Mr. Curl held offers from BYU, Central Arkansas, Fresno State, Harvard (remember another big time player who had an offer from Harvard?), Iowa State, Navy, Nevada, North Texas, Texas State, Toledo, Tulsa, and UTEP. Aside from BYU, Kansas State is clearly the biggest "name" school to offer Curl so far. Schools like Baylor, Oklahoma State, Stanford, and TCU showed interest, but have yet to offer him a scholarship. From the list of schools who have offered him I think it's reasonable to assume this kid is extremely smart.
His first highlight on his hudl.com video shows great footwork getting down field to block for his QB, however, after initially knocking his man down he then blocks him in the back. Not a great start. He improves from there though as he shows a fantastic ability to finish blocks and seal off his man especially on zone-read/running plays. It appears that Flower Mound runs very little passing plays in their offense, however when they did pass Curl had no problem taking care of the defensive end. Look for him to red-shirt his freshman year to add some weight to his 6'4" frame. If he's able to maintain his agility while adding weight Curl could easy become a starter along the Wildcat offensive line.
Even with Bryce Balous de-commitment a week ago, Kansas State has had a very productive recruiting class, targeting areas of needed depth and adding high school athletes who will provide depth over time. This is especially true for an offensive line, that is losing it's anchor, B.J. Finney, who will play his final game as a Wildcat January 2nd against UCLA.