Defensive tackle C.J. Reese transferring from Kansas State

C.J. Reese, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle, announced Friday on Twitter that he will transfer from Kansas State before making it on the field for his first down in a Wildcats uniform.

“I want to thank Coach (Bill) Snyder and the coaching staff for the opportunity they provided me here at K-State,” Reese wrote on his Twitter account. “I’m truly grateful for the lessons and experience that I have gained since I have been here. Unfortunately it’s time for me to find new home and finish what I started.”

A San Antonio native, Reese chose K-State over California, Colorado, Houston and SMU coming out of high school. The 6-foot-1, 265-pounder spent his lone season in Manhattan on the sidelines with a redshirt. He was expected to compete for playing time on the Wildcats’ defensive front as he matured, but he will now continue his college football career elsewhere.

He joins reserve quarterback Taylor Laird and backup receiver Judah Jones as K-State players that have transferred since the conclusion of the 2014 season.

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