Kansas State University

Junior college linebacker Jayd Kirby flips from KU to K-State

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder meant it when he said the Wildcats expected to sign additional junior college transfers after signing day came and went in early February.

Jayd Kirby, a linebacker from Navarro (Texas) Junior College, who was previously committed to Kansas, flipped to K-State following a recruiting visit over the weekend. He announced the decision on social media, posing for a picture with his signed letter of intent.

He is the third junior college player to join the Wildcats in recent months. The other two, both from California community colleges, are defensive tackle Craig Settles and dual-threat quarterback Jonathan Banks. All three will be eligible to play this season.

At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Kirby has the physical attributes to help the Wildcats quickly into his K-State career. But he will have three years of eligibility remaining. He made 70 tackles and seven sacks as a freshman last season.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.