Kansas State just recently landed wide receiver Dante Cephas from the transfer portal. Cephas comes to Kansas State with a lot of experience as a sixth-year senior. Out of the four transfers Kansas State currently has gotten, this is by far the biggest because he will bring lots of experience to a young wide receiver core.
The Wildcats lost a big chunk of their receiving threats with Ben Sinnott and Philip Brooks declaring for the NFL Draft. Sinnott and Brooks combined for 102 receptions, 1,265 yards, and 11 touchdowns for K-State in 2023. Neither player played in K-State's win in the Pop-Tarts Bowl against NC-State.
In the bowl game behind new quarterback Avery Johnson, freshman Jayce Brown was the leading receiver with five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. This wide receiver core lost two guys to the transfer portal and is very young.
Cephas is coming from a prestigious program at Penn State led by head coach James Franklin. The sixth-year wide receiver played four seasons at Kent State, his best season coming in his third year. Ceohas reeled in 82 catches for 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns that year. Over his career at Kent State and Penn State so far, Cephas has 167 catches for 2,385 yards and 14 touchdowns.
This is an explosive wide receiver for the Wildcats and I think Cephas will fit in Chris Klieman's system great. He will bring good experience to a young receiver core and hopefully fill the whole left by Sinnott and Brooks.