MANHATTAN — Marquez Clark, the highest-rated player by Rivals.com in Kansas State’s incoming recruiting class, will play at Division II Central Oklahoma after falling short of the required credits to enroll in Manhattan.
Clark told Gopowercat.com on Wednesday that a dispute over an online English class he took this summer left him short of the required credits.
"I was getting down to my deadline of getting into a school and I’m not about to start all the way over," Clark told the website.
Attempts to reach Clark for further comment were unsuccessful.
Clark’s last-minute switch could hurt K-State’s passing game this season. The junior broke junior college single-season receiving records by catching 98 passes for 1,639 yards last year at Navarro (Texas). He was also a quality kick returner. Though the Wildcats have depth at wide receiver – Chris Harper, Tyler Lockett, Tramaine Thompson and Curry Sexton all return – Clark had the potential to work his way into the equation.
Schulz joins NCAA board — Kansas State president Kirk Schulz will serve as the Big 12’s representative on the NCAA’s board of directors for the next four years. The board is made up of presidents and chancellors from universities in each of the Football Bowl Subdivision’s 11 conferences. The board meets four times a year, with Schulz’s first meeting scheduled for Aug. 2.