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Jumping back on the football commitment trail that’d gone dry recently, K-State has another verbal from a high school player in Colorado – offensive tackle Alec Ruth. Ruth is the second lineman from the Centennial State (yes, CO does have one of the lamest nicknames in the nation), and will join fellow Coloradoan Dalton Risner on the line in 2014.
Alright readers, I’ll conceded being late to the game on this one – I spent the weekend in Adirondack Park in northern New York, where there are over 1 million acres of trees but not so many cell phone towers or wifi connections. As such, this news broke on Friday but you’re only reading it here now. Still, if you don’t know about Ruth, it’s important that you follow along.
Alec Ruth is a 6’6”, 300 lbs lineman from Highlands Ranch, just south of Denver. A two-star athlete, Rivals ranks him the 10th best tackle in the state. He picked K-State over offers from Oregon State and San Diego State, becoming the 16th member of this year’s recruiting class. And while the group isn’t overloaded with superstars, this is probably the earliest K-State has surpassed 15 recruiting commitments in a long time as Bill Snyder has gradually moved away from a history of securing most players after football season has concluded.
Here is Ruth’s statement on Twitter:
Ruth also got a nice shout out from Risner, who’s obviously excited about the future and building a solid offensive line for K-State: