National signing day is Wednesday. Here is how Kansas State’s recruiting class is lining up.
Top five recruits
|1. Tanner Wood||DE||16*||6-5||247||Conway Springs|
|Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year played everything from LB to QB to RB in high school, his athleticism should allow him to make an impact right away on defensive line.|
|2. Nick Ramirez||LB||11*||6-1||228||Lee’s Summit West (Mo.)|
|One of the top LBs in Missouri should fit in well to K-State’s defense. Strong tackler, good against the run. He may be underrated four-star recruit.|
|3. Jake Waters||QB||1**||6-2||215||Iowa Western CC|
|Led Iowa Western to a national championship. He was heavily recruited. Could be Collin Klein’s successor next season.|
|4. Jordan Willis||DE||39*||6-5||260||Rockhurst (Mo.)|
|Three-star recruit from Rockhust should be able to compete for playing time right away — K-State loses four starters on defensive line.|
|5. Devon Nash||DE||6**||6-5||260||Iowa Western CC|
|Nash was one of the top juco pass-rushers and will bring much-needed experience to Manhattan.|
*Rivals.com national position ranking
**Rivals.com overall junior-college ranking
The one that got away
Martrell Spaight, a highly-touted junior college linebacker, briefly committed to the Wildcats. Then Arkansas came calling and he switched to the Razorbacks.
Still fishing for …
K-State returns the bulk of its receivers next season, but depth is always welcome. Only one wide out, 5-foot-7 LeAndrew Gordon, is expected to sign on Wednesday.
Position answered for …
Quarterback. The Wildcats needed someone to challenge Daniel Sams for the starting job next season. As the best junior college quarterback available, Jake Waters fits that bill.
Position unanswered for …
K-State will have to find two new defensive tackles next season. Will any of the defensive ends or linebackers who have committed be willing to move? Or will the Wildcats hope to pick up a tackle or two late?
|Travis Green||DB||6-1||210||Iowa Western CC|
|Nate Jackson||DB||5-11||185||College of San Mateo|
|Dakorey Johnson||LB||6-3||200||Trinity Valley CC, Texas|
|Devon Nash||DE||6-5||260||Iowa Western CC|
|Jake Waters||QB||6-2||215||Iowa Western CC|
|Chance Allen||OL||6-5||295||Klein Collins, Texas|
|Ajhane Brager||OL||6-4||280||Magnolia, Texas|
|De’Vondre Campbell||LB||6-5||225||Hutchinson CC|
|Jesse Ertz||QB||6-4||190||Mediapolis, Iowa|
|Bryce Fitzner||TE||6-7||230||Francis Parker, Calif.|
|LeAndrew Gordon||WR||5-7||160||Pantego Christian Academy, Texas|
|Matthew McCrane||K||5-11||165||Brownwood, Texas|
|Cre Moore||DB||6-0||175||Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Reid Najvar||OL||6-4||290||Klein Oak, Texas|
|Nick Ramirez||LB||6-1||228||Lee’s Summit West|
|Isaiah Williams||LB||6-1||223||Skyline, Texas|
|Tanner Wood||DE||6-5||247||Conway Springs|
NOTE: Players who have made commitments have not signed a letter of intent; signing day is Wednesday.