Kansas State University

February 4, 2014

K-State football recruiting outlook

Blue Springs running back Dalvin Warmack is among the top recruits to commit to Kansas State. Here’s a look at the rest of the Wildcats’ football recruiting class of 2014 heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Top five recruits
Name Pos. Rank* Ht. Wt. School
Terrell Clinkscales DT N/A 6-4 315 Dodge City (Kan.) CC

K-State may have picked up its top incoming recruit when Clinkscales switched from Nebraska last month. The defensive tackle was a force at Dodge City, and is expected to make an immediate impact on the Wildcats’ defensive line.

Dvonta Derricott LB N/A 6-1 230 Garden City (Kan.) CC

This junior college linebacker drew attention from major programs all over the country, but he stuck with K-State after committing early. He could make a big difference on defense.

Dalton Risner OL 6 6-5 300 Wiggins (Colo.) HS

Don’t be surprised if Risner follows B.J. Finney and has a long career as a starting center. He chose K-State over Colorado, Missouri, Arizona State and other major programs.

Dalvin Warmack RB 11 5-8 183 Blue Springs HS

He had a star-studded high school career, and could conceivably play as a freshman with John Hubert no longer on the roster. Warmack, a two-time Kansas City Star All-Metro player of the year and Simone Award winner, also had offers from Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

Kaleb Prewett DB 37 6-2 197 Blue Springs HS

The safety picked K-State early in his senior year and stayed with the Wildcats despite receiving offers from Missouri and Oklahoma State. He could be a future starter in K-State’s secondary.

*Rivals.com national position ranking

One that got away

It looked like K-State had found a quarterback capable of taking over for Jake Waters and Daniel Sams until Aaron Sharp, a dual-threat player, switched his commitment to UCLA.

Still fishing for

For once, K-State got commitments for the bulk of its recruiting class well ahead of time. The Wildcats have more or less been done recruiting for 2014.

Position answered for

The Wildcats lost key members of their offensive line last season, but they brought in several quality blockers capable of competing for playing time. At the least, they will add much needed depth to the unit.

Position unanswered for

K-State is set at quarterback next season, but failing to sign a quarterback in the 2014 class could come back to haunt the Wildcats in a few years.

Signed (3)
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School
Andre Davis WR 6-1 180 Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC
Luke Hayes OL 6-6 290 Butler (Kan.) CC
Danzel McDaniel DB 6-2 205 Dodge City (Kan.) CC
Commitments (15)
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School
Kendall Adams DB 6-1 195 All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, Texas)
Tyler Ahrens WR 6-4 187 Tivy HS (Kerrville, Texas)
A.J. Allen OL 6-7 315 Grossmont (Calif.) CC
Terrell Clinkscales DT 6-4 315 Dodge City (Kan.) CC
Dvonta Derricott LB 6-1 230 Garden City (Kan.) CC
Winston Dimel RB 6-0 213 Manhattan (Kan.) HS
Dominique Heath WR 5-8 165 Hopewell HS (Huntersville, N.C.)
Elijah Lee LB 6-3 215 Blue Springs HS
Jesse Mack DB 6-0 180 Highland (Kan.) CC
Kaleb Prewett DB 6-2 197 Blue Springs HS
C.J. Reese DE 6-4 260 James Madison HS (San Antonio)
Dalton Risner OL 6-4 285 Wiggins (Colo.) HS
Alec Ruth OL 6-6 298 Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Sam Sizelove LB 6-2 229 Argyle (Texas) HS
Dalvin Warmack RB 5-8 183 Blue Springs HS

NOTE: Players who have made commitments have not signed a letter of intent; National Signing Day is Wednesday.

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