Kansas State University

Recruit commits by posting baby photo of himself holding his dad's K-State helmet

K-State football commit Trevor Stange.
K-State football commit Trevor Stange. Special to The Eagle

Kansas State's newest football commit has a long history with the Wildcats.

One look at his social media post announcing his decision to play for K-State starting in 2019 is all you need to realize that.

There you will find three pictures of Trevor Stange, a three-star offensive lineman from Coppell, Texas, under the word "committed" spelled out in capital letters. Two feature Stange as he appears today — a high school junior suited up in K-State's football uniform. The other shows Stange as a baby holding a classic K-State football helmet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">C O M M I T T E D<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EMAW19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EMAW19</a> <a href="https://t.co/obdlix1OHM">pic.twitter.com/obdlix1OHM</a></p>&mdash; Trevor Stange (@Trevorstange) <a href="https://twitter.com/Trevorstange/status/1000117863380930565?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Stange will follow in his father's footsteps as a college football player. Russ Stange played offensive tackle for K-State in 1987 and 1988, one year before current coach Bill Snyder arrived in Manhattan, and his history with the Wildcats rubbed off on his son.

Trevor Stange, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound guard, chose K-State over scholarship offers from nine other schools. The Wildcats won a recruiting battle for his services over Texas Tech, Minnesota, Syracuse, Air Force and several smaller schools.

His commitment makes him the second member of K-State's 2019 recruiting class, joining Piper defensive tackle Cooper Beebe.

Junior college defensive back Tancey Richardson previously was a member of the group, but he withdrew his commitment to K-State on Thursday night.