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Manhattan offensive lineman with K-State family ties commits to Wildcats

The Kansas State Wildcats continued their hot streak on the recruiting trail by picking up a commitment from Manhattan offensive lineman Sam Shields on Wednesday.

Shields is a 6-foot-5, 287-pound offensive tackle with family ties to the Wildcats. His mother, Jill, is K-State’s deputy athletic director.

He committed to play for the Wildcats after also receiving scholarship offers from Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota State.

Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit.

Shields is the fourth member of K-State’s 2020 recruiting class and the third high school prospect to pledge his services to the Wildcats this week.

He joins Texas running back Chris Vaughn, California tight end Christian Moore and Olathe East defensive end Nate Matlack in the 2020 class. K-State also landed 2019 running back recruit Jacardia Wright on Tuesday.

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