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Former K-State, Blue Springs safety Kaleb Prewett transferring to Mizzou

Former Kansas State safety Kaleb Prewett, who played at Blue Springs, is transferring to Missouri.
Former Kansas State safety Kaleb Prewett, who played at Blue Springs, is transferring to Missouri.

Former Kansas State safety Kaleb Prewett will continue his college football career at Missouri.

Prewett, who was the Wildcats’ starting free safety last season before announcing in February he’d seek a transfer, played at Blue Springs High.

His high school coach, Kelly Donohoe, confirmed to The Star on Thursday that Prewett would join the Tigers.

He’ll be eligible beginning in 2017 and will have two remaining years of eligibility.

Missouri recruited Prewett early in his high school career, but he opted to attend K-State along with high school teammates Elijah Lee and Dalvin Warmack instead.

Prewett’s father, Rance, also attended K-State.

As a freshman, Prewett appeared in six games primarily on special teams before earning a starting spot as a sophomore.

After starting the season’s first six games, he missed one game with a concussion before returning to the starting lineup for two games.

Prewett, who did not return several messages from The Star, was replaced as the starting free safety late in the season by Kendall Adams.

He finished sixth on the team with 49 tackles, adding one sack and one pass breakup, despite missing the Liberty Bowl.

Prewett was arrested by Riley County police Dec. 6 on one charge of consumption and purchase of liquor by a minor and didn’t travel to the bowl game.

Missouri has a talented young stable of scholarship safeties, including Hogan Prep graduate Anthony Sherrils, but quality depth at the position was needed moving forward.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer

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