Kansas State fans will recognize the latest member of the Wildcats’ 2018 recruiting class.
Darreyl Patterson, once a member of the 2015 recruiting class, announced Tuesday via Facebook that he once again plans to play football at K-State.
“I would like to officially announce that I’m a Kansas State Wildcat again,” Patterson wrote.
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The former three-star high school recruit from Lawton, Okla. signed with the Wildcats two years ago, but he quickly left school and transferred to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M junior college.
Patterson was a standout running back and defensive back in high school, rushing for 2,071 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. In junior college, he played defensive back and received interest from other schools, including Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Central Florida.
It’s rare for a college football player to get this kind of second chance at his original school, but Patterson seems eager to return to Manhattan.
Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett