Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from todays Jug of News. Hit the jump for football recruiting news, another Wildcat signing an NFL contract as an undrafted free agent, a basketball assistant coaching hire, and more.
Chance Allen, a highly sought after lineman recruit, has verbally committed to Kansas State. He is 6’5″ and weighs 300 pounds, and committed to KSU during his visit this past weekend. He’s a 3-star guy, and I think has a chance to be special for the Cats during his 4 (or 5) years on campus. (I’m not linking any outside stories here, because all of them are subscription-based.) In other football news, Raphael Guidry has confirmed via Twitter that he will be in training camp with the Oakland Raiders, with whom he has signed as an undrafted free agent. Congratulations to Guidry, and here’s hoping that he catches on with them.
The Wildcat football team named their captains this past weekend. They are quarterback Collin Klein, linebacker Arthur Brown, center B.J. Finney, and defensive back Ty Zimmerman. One thing I found very interesting about that press release is that 30 different players received votes, with 8 receiving 20 votes or more. As Coach Snyder points out, this indicates a high level of leadership on this team, which can only help going into a year that will begin with sky-high expectations.
Over at GoPowerCat.com, D. Scott Fritchen has a very interesting Q & A with Wildcat defensive end, Meshak Williams. Meshak is coming off a fairly serious injury in the Cotton Bowl, but it looks like he’s going to be fine, and he’s very excited about the upcoming season. I think he’s poised for a huge season.
On the basketball side of things, Coach Weber has named Alvin Brooks III as his newest assistant coach. Apparently, he’s something of a hotshot recruiter, though–as some have pointed out in discussions in other web forums–his resume seems a bit light. As long as he brings stud recruits to K-State, I don’t care at all how “light” his resume is.
Lastly, Brad Hill’s boys continue their April-long struggles. Oklahoma State pounded them 9-5, extending their losing streak to eight. Though the Cats are two back in the loss column for the final spot in the Big 12 Tournament, they play both teams ahead of them over the last portion of the season, so they maintain an outside chance of making the league tourney.