Dorian Stephens, 2021 K-State football commit

Blue Valley-Stilwell athlete Dorian Stephens (center) committed to Kansas State on Saturday. He is the first commit for the Wildcats’ 2021 recruiting class.

Kansas State football picked up more than one victory Saturday. 

Dorian Stephens, who stars for Blue Valley-Stillwell, committed to the Wildcats Saturday — and the 2021 prospect did it in the middle of K-State's game against TCU at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, which the hosts went on to win 24-17. Stephens made the in-game announcement on his personal Twitter account.

"After great reflection and prayer," Stephens wrote, "I’ve decided to commit my football career to Kansas State University!!"

Stephens also included photos from Saturday in the tweet, as he attended the game as a visitor.

According to K-State Online, even though the 6-foot-3, 184-pound Stephens plays receiver at Blue Valley-Stillwell, the Wildcats "project him as either a linebacker or safety" at the college level.

KSO also shed some light on cryptic, celebratory tweets sent by quarterbacks coach Collin Klein and other assistants earlier this month — tweets that usually go out just before a recruit publicly commits. But the tweets, sent by Klein, director of football recruiting Taylor Braet and assistant director of recruiting Drew Liddle on Oct. 3, were not followed by a commitment that night. Or even in the week that followed.

KSO wrote that the coaching staff's tweets were because Stephens called K-State head coach Chris Klieman to give his commitment that night. Stephens just didn't make it public until Saturday.

He is the first commit in the 2021 cycle for K-State. Stephens has yet to receive a star-rating evaluation from either Rivals or 247Sports. He didn't have any other Power 5 offers at the time, but Missouri has shown interest. Stephens picked up his offer from the Wildcats after participating in a K-State camp during the summer.

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