Kansas State’s class of 2013 includes 26 players from the high school ranks and six community-college players. Of the group, nine are currently enrolled at Kansas State and will participate in spring practice.
“As we’ve always maintained, it takes several years to accurately assess the quality of a recruiting class and the young men who represent it,” said Snyder. “Hopefully we have assessed the skills, capabilities and intrinsic values of these young people accurately. As always, time will tell. Part of the value of this class lies in the fact that nine of these student-athletes either have been or will be in classes and participate in our out-of-season program and spring practice. We are impressed by the desire of each of these young men to become the best person, best student and best athlete possible as they seem committed to work hard toward that end.
As always, we greatly appreciate the high school and community college coaches, faculty members and administrators throughout the state of Kansas and the United States who have received our coaches and our program so very graciously, and I am especially proud of the Kansas State faculty for their assistance in conveying the great support services and equally great education provided by this University.”
The defensive side of the ball boasts 18 players, including seven linebackers, six defensive linemen and five defensive backs. K-State’s offensive recruiting haul also includes three offensive linemen, tight ends and wide receivers as well as a pair of quarterbacks. Also included are a place kicker and long snapper, as well as one player listed as an “athlete” who could play on either side of the ball.
As is the case in past years, Kansas State’s class of 2013 also continues to show how broad and thorough Snyder and his staff were on the recruiting trail as 10 different states are represented, including 12 players from the state of Kansas, eight from the state of Texas, three from Iowa, two from the states of Missouri and Nebraska, and one each from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
High School Student-Athletes (26)
Name Pos HT WT Hometown (Previous School)
Chance Allen OL 6-5 295 Klein, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Blake Baird LB 6-1 225 Silver Lake, Kan. (Silver Lake HS)
Brogan Barry DB 6-2 195 Topeka, Kan. (Hayden HS)
Ajahne Brager OL 6-4 280 Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)
Austin Butterfield TE 6-4 207 Aurora, Colo. (Grandview HS)
Jesse Ertz QB 6-4 199 Burlington, Iowa (Mediapolis HS)
Randy Friesen DE 6-8 229 Meade, Kan. (Meade HS)
Will Geary DL 6-0 290 Topeka, Kan. (Topeka HS)
LeAndrew Gordon WR 5-7 160 Arlington,¿Texas (Pantego Christian Academy)
Judah Jones^ WR 6-1 180 Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian HS)
Kip Keeley LB 6-2 205 LaCrosse, Kan. (LaCrosse HS)