K-State gets NJCAA Player of the Year
Junior College Player of the Year Jake Waters made his decision between Kansas State and Penn State.
It has been a big week for Kansas State on the recruiting trail. On Monday Kansas State picked up a verbal commitment from JUCO All-American Martrell Spaight. The 6’1 220 pound linebacker will look to fill the massive shoes of departing senior Arthur Brown. The Wildcats also picked up a kicker in Matthew McCrane, an offensive lineman in Ajhane Brager, and a cornerback from the College of San Mateo, Nate Jackson. But the big news came today.
At a press conference in Iowa, three future Wildcats made public their decision on where they want to finish their college football careers. Travis Green announced he was going to Kansas State University, but had committed earlier in the season. Shortly thereafter, Devon Nash stepped up to the podium to announce his choice between Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
For anyone that follows K-State recruiting, it’s pretty much a fact that Oklahoma State is Kansas States kryptonite. They seem to snag any player that is leaning K-State at the last minute. It looked as if that may happen again, as Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy visited Nash personally last night. But luckily for Kansas State, it did not alter his decision, and the first-team JUCO All-American pledged his allegiance to Kansas State.
The crown jewel came at the start of the press conference when Junior College Player of the Year Jake Waters made his decision between Kansas State and Penn State. It was reported that he was leaning pretty heavily towards Penn State. But he decided that Kansas State was the right place for him.
Waters passed for 3,194 yards and 34 touchdowns (2 interceptions), while leading Iowa Western to a national championship. He also added 256 yards on the ground, while adding 6 scores. Waters will now start his career at Kansas State in a competition with sophomore quarterback Daniel Sams to take control of the offense Heisman finalist Collin Klein will leave behind.
With the additions of Martrell Spaight, Devon Nash, and Jake Waters, Kansas State has added 3 first team Junior College All-Americans to the team for next season, which is 3 more than a certain “dream team” and there may be more added to that list soon.