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2017 Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Class to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

2017 Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


Contact @PeteFiutak

Class to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Kansas State Wildcats Recruiting Class Overview

It’s normal for Kansas State. The program never gets the big-time guys with the stars next to their names, but that doesn’t matter – the production and wins come with hard-nosed players with a chip on their shoulders. This year’s class doesn’t have any stars, and fewer were given the full court press from other top schools, but again, that’s par for the Bill Snyder course. However, one thing to note, this isn’t a recruiting class for now. Considering Snyder’s age, did the Wildcats go for it with a bunch of JUCO transfers? Not really – they’re only signing one. This is a class for 2019.

The Kansas State Wildcats Class Is Heavy On …

Offensive linemen. The Wildcats loaded up on good defensive ends – with Xavier Davis and Wyatt Hubert promising enough to be plugged in early on – but the team is loading up on prospects for the line to beef up over the next few seasons. This is a class for the future, with Josh Rivas and Ben Adler two great-sized prospects who could form the left side in three years – Adler at guard, Rivas at tackle.

The Star of the Kansas State Wildcats Class Is …

LB Danny Walker, 6-3, 215, Wheaton, IL – Versatile enough to play just about anywhere in the Kansas State linebacking corps, he fits the program and the style. He’ll need a few years to hit the weights and add 15 pounds to his frame, but he can do it. With his athleticism and speed, he’s destined to be a pass rusher on the outside, but he’s tough enough to become a sideline-to-sideline playmaker in the middle.

The Kansas State Wildcats Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Linebacker. And throw in the loss of safety Dante Barnett and top defensive end Jordan Willis, too. The Wildcats lose heart-and-soul linebacker Elijah Lee early to the NFL after leading the way with 110 tackles. Throw in the loss of second-leading tackler Charmeachealle Moore along with Will Davis on the inside, the entire starting linebacking corps has to be replaced.