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K-State picks up two more recruits

By Joel Jellison

The Kansas State football team seems to be in a recruiting hot streak lately, and it’s continued over the last few days with another two commitments.

Lee Summit West defensive end Jamone Boyd and Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College linebacker Dakorey Johnson both made commitments to play for the Wildcats over the past few days.

Boyd decided to pick K-State on Friday, one day after teammate Nick Ramirez decided to play for coach Bill Snyder.

Boyd is thought to be one of the top prospects in the Kansas City metro area, and is rated as a 3-star defensive end by Rivals.

Ranked as the fourth-best player in Missouri, Boyd stands at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. Boyd reportedly runs a 4.58 40-yard dash and could play defensive end or linebacker for the Wildcats.

Boyd chose K-State over offers from Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas.

Johnson is the younger brother of former K-State wide receiver Quincy Morgan.

The linebacker took his official visit to K-State this past weekend and committed prior to the 2012 season to Texas Tech.

After Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville left for Cincinnati, Johnson reopened his recruitment and K-State coach Michael Smith convinced him that he was a good fit for the Wildcats.

In two seasons at Trinity Valley, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound linebacker made 82 tackles and had five sacks. He plans to sign his letter-of-intent on Wednesday.

Riyahd Jones, one of the Wildcats’ top recruiting targets left that currently attends Garden City Community College, is still weighing his decision.

Jones has his top three schools as K-State, Ole Miss and Indiana at the moment, but at one time hoped to go wherever his Garden City teammates Rodriguez Coleman and Nick Marshall committed.

But that doesn’t seem possible for Jones anymore, as Coleman committed to play at Kansas last week and Marshall, a quarterback, skipped his visit to K-State after Iowa Western quarterback Jake Waters announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Thursday.

Jones is expecting to make his final decision soon.

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