Recruits Attend Kansas State Football Game Against UMass


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Grabbing the opportunity to see K-State play in front of a capacity crowd of 52,958 on Saturday, a few area JUCO recruits attended the Wildcat game against Massachusetts as they determine where to play once they exhaust their eligibility at the junior college level. Among them were Garden City Community College linebackers Dvonta Derricott and Errol Clarke and cornerback Tim Hill thanks to a bye week for the Broncbusters.

Derricott is an inside linebacker who actually committed to playing for the Wildcats in August, and hopefully attended to not only watch his future teammates, but also apply a little friendly pressure to his current teammates last Saturday. A three-star recruit, Derricott has offers from teams in just about every conference, ranging from Arkansas to Arizona State to Wisconsin. We did a more detailed profile on him when he first committed you can read here.

Fellow linebacker Errol Clarke is a slightly less recruited player, but still holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgia State, South Florida, and Wisconsin. He’s also received interest from Auburn, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State. The 6’3″, 240 lb inside linebacker runs a 4.60 forty yard dash and originally hails from Miami, FL. While originally signing a letter of intent with Cincinnati, it appears eligibility issues pushed him to the junior college path, reopening his options. A three-star recruit in college, he recorded

24 tackles for  loss and 20 sacks as a senior and was a Florida Class 6A state runner-up.

Back in the secondary, Tim Hill is a 5’11” cornerback with offers from Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, and Southern Miss. If Hill’s suitors appear to have a distinctly southern flair, you’re right – he’s originally from Buford, Georgia. Hill graduated high school in 2012 but did not play football his first year out before signing with Garden City for this season. His senior year of school he had

64 tackles, and played receiver where he hauled in 17 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns.