In a huge one-day haul for the Kansas State football program — led by new wide receivers coach Andre Coleman — the Wildcats earned five commitments for the 2014 class.
All five players are rated as two-star recruits by Rivals.com, but all five gave their commitments on Saturday, creating a spark of interest in the Wildcats’ recruiting efforts.
Additionally, four of the five were recruited by Coleman, who replaced Michael Smith, one of the Wildcats’ best recruiters during his time at K-State, in the offseason.
Coleman’s personal haul of players started with Fort Worth, Texas, safety Kendall Adams, who committed to K-State following participation in Saturday’s one-day camp in Manhattan. Adams also attended camp in Manhattan in June.
Adams had 79 tackles for All Saints Episcopal last season, and picked off four passes. He chose K-State over an offer from Louisiana Tech. Adams is listed at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, and runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.
Also committing after the camp, but not recruited by Coleman, was Blue Springs, Mo., safety Kaleb Prewett. His commitment marks the third in the class from Blue Springs High School, including running back Dalvin Warmack and defensive end Elijah Lee.
At 6-2, 197 pounds, Prewett chose the Wildcats over offers from Missouri, New Mexico and Northern Illinois.
The Wildcats pulled in a pair of players out of the Charlotte, N.C., area in wide receiver Dominique Heath and defensive back Michael Stevens.
Heath is a 5-7, 161-pound wide receiver from Hopewell High School in Huntersville, who was already familiar with Coleman from his time at Youngstown State.
Heath, who runs a 4.42 40, chose K-State over offers from first-year FBS school Old Dominion and Youngstown State.
Joining Heath was Davidson Day (N.C) High School defensive back Michael Stevens, who chose the Wildcats over offers from Kentucky, East Carolina and first-year FBS school Georgia State.
Stevens is listed as a 5-11, 182-pound cornerback and he reportedly runs a 4.45 40.
The final piece added on Saturday was Cartersville, Ga., wide receiver TL Ford.
Ford, a 6-3, 185-pound receiver, had a productive season for Cartersville High School last season, hauling in 30 passes for 560 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He chose the Wildcats over an abundance of offers, including Cincinnati, Georgia State, Massachusetts, Miami (OH), Middle Tennessee State, Troy, Southern Miss and Central Florida.
K-State already has 13 commitments in its 2014 class, including four from Texas and three from Missouri.
So far, the lone in-state commitment for the Wildcats is Manhattan High tight end Winston Dimel, who is considered the fifth-best fullback in the class according to Rivals. Dimel is the son of K-State co-offensive coordinator, Dana Dimel.