The transformation of Kansas State’s backfield continued Sunday.
The Wildcats, who have added six tailbacks to their roster since the end of last season between graduate transfers, 2019 signees and the return of a former player (Tyler Burns), looked beyond next season with their newest commitment. Keyon Mozee, a 2020 running back from Lee’s Summit, Mo., pledged to K-State Sunday night.
K-State flipped Mozee from Miami (Ohio), which he committed to in March.
“I have thought on it long and hard and I would like to announce that I am decommitting from Miami University and re-committing to the University of Kansas State [sic],” Mozee tweeted. “Please respect my decision!!”
A 5-foot-7 speedster, Mozee stars for both the football and track teams at Lee’s Summit North. He ran for more than 900 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 115 carries last season. He’s been timed as fast as 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, and recently won a district championships in the 100 meters, clocking in at 10.58 seconds.
Mozee is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. The site ranked him as the No. 29 overall prospect in the state of Missouri for the 2020 class.
Mozee is the sixth commitment for the Wildcats in the 2020 cycle, and the second running back, along with Chris “Deuce” Vaughn of Texas. K-State’s other 2020 commitments include defensive end Nate Matlack, tight end Christian Moore, athlete Makholven Sonn and star Manhattan High offensive lineman Sam Shields.