With National Signing Day mere hours away, we examine Kansas State's most recent commitments.
Johnathan Durham- 2* DB, Aledo, TX
On Sunday Johnathan Durham, 6'0" 185 lbs, committed to Kansas State.
Am now officially committed to Kansas State University! #EMAW pic.twitter.com/OqbfrKC1bX— iamJD (@JDurham5_) February 2, 2015
According to 247sports.com, Durham choose Kansas State over offers from: Air Force, Cornell, Illinois State, Kansas, New Mexico, Stephen F. Austin, and Texas State. Both Rivals.com, and 247sports have Durham listed as a two star player.
His Hudl.com video, shows that this kid is a BALL HAWK. He has great footwork and technique that puts him in excellent position to make plays on the ball. He diagnoses plays quickly and when a short throw, or screen play comes his way he is a sure tackler. After watching his video it's hard to see why he is listed as a two-star, since the highlight package is one of the better ones I have seen all season. Durham could easily be the sleeper of this class.
Tyler Mitchell- 3* OL, Montgomery, AL
Tyler Mitchell, 6'5" 280 lbs, committed last week to Kansas State.
Congrats to Tyler Mitchell 6'5 285 OL on his commitment to Kansas State #topknotchopp @turkey_thug_77 pic.twitter.com/GgrrWR9W7j— Clifford Browning (@Topknotchopp) January 28, 2015
ESPN.com has Mitchell listed as a three star, while Rivals.com has him listed as a two star. Mitchell was lightly recruited however, as his other offers include Murray St, and Tennessee Tech. ESPN's Insider Scouting Report ($) describes an athlete who has a good first push. Overall, they describe Mitchell as:
Mitchell is an interior line prospect that needs to continue to develop physically and technically. Could potentially see a move to center at the college level.
His Hudl.com video shows him lining up predominantly in the guard position, and he does a good job of sealing his blocks and helping to create holes in the running game. His footwork is very strong and it is easy to see why some are projecting him as a center at the collegiate level. While he may not play right away, Mitchell will certainly help add depth along Kansas State's offensive line.