Hutchinson lineman Josh Rivas made a non-binding oral commitment on Tuesday to play at Kansas State.
“I’m extremely excited for him,” Hutchinson coach Ryan Cornelsen said. “He took his time with the process. He went to all the schools, went to the spring game, met with the coaches. He sat down with his family and decided what was best for him.
“He did it the right way.”
The recruitment of Rivas, who is 6-foot-6, 335 pounds, had picked up in the spring. He had multiple offers, including from Arkansas, Purdue, Virginia Tech. But his final three schools came down to Kansas State, Kansas and Missouri.
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The widespread interest in Rivas didn’t surprise Cornelsen.
“The first thing is obvious: it’s the size,” Cornelsen said. “He has good movement. … If you see him on film, you’ll see a dominant player. And if you put his size with the dominant player you see on film, it was an easy choice for colleges to be interested in him.”
Rivas joins Trinity Academy lineman Ben Adler, who announced his commitment to Kansas State on Monday. Wichita Northwest lineman Joey Gilbertson announced his commitment to Kansas on Monday.