The 2018 Kansas State Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Kansas State Recruiting Class Overview
As always, it’s recruit to a type time for Kansas State – and it always seems to work.
It’s a rock-solid class for what the Wildcats do, but it mostly wants to do more against the pass with a loaded group of defensive backs and three interesting pass rushers coming in.
There’s not too much for the linebacking corps, but JUCO transfer Rahsaan York from Sacramento should be a part of the rotation right away, and DT Tyquilo Moore was a good commitment from nearby Butler CC.
The offensive linemen have the frame and size to do something right away, but they’re for the future, as is QB John Holcombe, a 6-5, 235-pound Houston native who fits what the offense needs. The O went to Georgia to get the top receivers for the future, EJ Turner and Jaquavius Lane.
The Kansas State Class Is Heavy On …
There’s a theme in the Big 12 this season – figure out how to do more for the secondary.
You can’t have too many great defensive backs, and Bill Snyder was able to land a boatload of them, including Kevin McGee, an aggressive JUCO transfer corner out of Oklahoma, and a whole lot of talented freshmen with the upside to push to time on the depth chart this year. However …
The Star of the Kansas State Class Is …
CB Darreyl Patterson, 5-11, 175
For all the good prospects coming in for the near future, Patterson is for the right now. The JUCO transfer out of Miami, Oklahoma – he worked on the other side of McGee – he might not have been wanted by the big boys, but he’s ready to push for a starting job. The ball-hawking skills are there, and like all Kansas State defensive backs, he can hit.
The Kansas State Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
The Wildcats need help in the secondary, but again, that’s what the recruiting class is for.
They could use a few new parts on the defensive front seven, and coming up with a No. 1 receiver with Byron Pringle leaving is a must.
However, it’s Kansas State – the special teams have to be great.
Nick Walsh averaged 44 yards per punt last season, and Matthew McCrane nailed 21-of-26 field goals. Both of them have to be replaced, but there’s nothing coming in from the recruiting class to help the cause.