The Kansas State football team picked up a commitment Sunday night from high school linebacker Justin Hughes.
The Tucker (Ga.) High prospect chose the Wildcats over offers from Syracuse, TCU, Buffalo, Furman, Jacksonville State and Liberty. He announced his decision on Twitter.
Hughes, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound two-star outside by Rivals.com, gives the Wildcats 18 commitments for the 2014 class — including three junior college players who have already signed.
It’s been a busy last 30 days for the Wildcats’ coaching staff. In addition to the bowl preparation and 31-14 victory over Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl last month, K-State was also able to secure the services of two junior college talents — defensive back Danzel McDaniel and receiver Andre Davis.
McDaniel — a three-star prospect — comes to Manhattan from Dodge City Community College, while Davis — a two-star — signed out of Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College. Three-star Butler County offensive lineman Luke Hayes committed in October.
In all, K-State’s latest recruiting class — ranked 53rd nationally by Rivals — includes 10 three-star prospects and one four star in Garden City Community College linebacker Dvonta Derricott. The class position breakdown includes four receivers, three defensive backs receivers, three offensive linemen, three linebackers, two defensive ends, two running backs and a quarterback.
National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 5.