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For our next installment of the 100 day countdown to kickoff against North Dakota State University, 88 represents the grade 2014 recruiting commit Dalton Risner received from 247 Sports. Risner, who will be a senior at Wiggins High School in Colorado this fall, is one of the top center prospects in the nation and will be among the most important members of this recruiting class, no matter who else Snyder convinces to come on board.
While Risner verbally committed to K-State back in March, we’ve yet to do a feature on him here, and that’s a major oversight. Risner enjoyed several offers from schools like Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Missouri, among others. However, in early March he let it be known that he intends to play wearing the Powercat logo for his college career. Here is the twitter announcement that followed his personal commitment:
"@sixzerostrength I’m officially a K State Wildcat! I committed this morning Big 12 champs #5 in the nation! Work paying off! #DungeonFamily— Dalton Risner (@DaltonBigD71) March 9, 2013"
(Risner was sending that message to SixZeroStrength, Strength Coach & Certified NASM Personal trainer for Athletes located in Colorado)
Risner has been Colorado’s most heavily recruited lineman, as Rivals ranks him the #3 player in the state and the #3 center in the country. He’s also the type of player that’s made this program great – tenacious work ethic, hails from a small school, and loves getting after it on the field. The 6’5″, 295 lbs kid already has great size and is a three star recruit. As a junior, Risner was named first team all-conference, all-state and all-Colorado. Expect him to see significant playing with K-State, as this player could be featured in the NFL one day.
To work backward in the countdown, visit 89 days, where we examine K-State’s average recruiting class ranking over the past four years.