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K-State loses QB recruit to UCLA

By Joshua Kinder

Crazy things tend to happen down the stretch run until National Signing Day on Feb. 5, like the Kansas State football team snagging former Nebraska commitment, four-star defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales, on Sunday.

As excited as Wildcats fans were about that addition to the 2014 class, a move by three-star quarterback Aaron Sharp on Monday night was enough to take some wind out of their sails.

The dual-threat QB from Humble, Texas, backed out of his commitment to the Wildcats and now will attend UCLA. Keep in mind, this is the same recruit who initially committed to Utah, but then switched to K-State less than 24 hours later. It’s not clear if Sharp’s visit to Washington this Friday will still take place.

If Sharp is truly set to become a Bruin, that leaves the Wildcats with no quarterback in this year’s class, as of now.

K-State did pick up another commitment on Monday, however, with the addition of junior college offensive tackle Dominique Robertson. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder from Riverside (Calif.) Community College is ranked 72nd among junior college players in the 2014 class, choosing K-State over offers from Arizona State, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Washington State and Arizona.

Robertson gives the Wildcats five players in the JUCO Top 100, including Clinkscales (No. 15), linebacker Dvonta Derricott (No. 24), offensive lineman Luke Hayes (No. 47) and defensive back Danzel McDaniel (No. 50). K-State’s class consists of 19 commitments now, including three who are already on campus for spring classes.

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