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Strike Two: Kansas State misses on two big recruits.

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In back to back weeks Kansas State has seen two big line-backing prospects flip to other schools.

We're going to need big things from Elijah Lee, as K-State has had two linebackers flip their commitments.
We're going to need big things from Elijah Lee, as K-State has had two linebackers flip their commitments.
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Last week, long time Kansas State commit Mohamed Barry flipped his commitment for the second time during this recruiting year (coming to K-State after originally committing to Wisconsin), this time declaring his commitment to Nebraska.

In my original piece regarding his commitment to Kansas State, I compared Barry's ability to lay the wood, to Danzel McDaniel. His decision to commit to Nebraska hurt but it was quickly filled by another three star linebacker, Kylan Johnson of Skyline high school in Dallas, TX.

However, just four days later the warm, humid air of Florida came a-calling, and his commitment tweet to Kansas State appears to have disappeared, as earlier today Johnson tweeted that he would be signing his Letter of Intent with Florida.

This is not a good turn of events for Kansas State, which has now lost two solid linebacker commits to other schools. The defensive side of the ball has clearly been a point of emphasis for this years recruiting class, as KSU has as many as nine defensive players in this class. Even with the emphasis, Kansas State has only two linebacker commits, and with the announced transfer of D'vonta Derricott they need to find at least one more in this class. Hopefully, K-State can get a nice signing day surprise and manage a hit after back to back strike outs.