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Cats score big football commits

By The Mercury

Christmas came early for the Kansas State football program on Wednesday night. Tavon Rooks, a four-star junior college offensive tackle at Navarro, has signed to play football at K-State, according to Rooks, a 6-foot-6, 280-pounder is ranked as the No. 11 junior college player in the country and chose K-State over West Virginia.

Rooks was joined by Navarro teammate Marquez Clark, who also signed with the Wildcats last night.

Clark, a speedy receiver, broke the NJCAA individual single-season receiving records with 98 receptions and 1,639 yards this past season.

At 6-0, 180-pounds, Clark recorded more than 100 receiving yards in each of Navarro’s final 10 games this season. In his two-year career, he averaged 26.1 yards per kick return, while averaging 20.3 yards per punt return this season. He averaged 18.3 yards per touch in his career.

The Wildcats will play Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas — televised by FOX at 7:30 p.m.

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