Kansas State announces 2013 football recruiting class

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Bill Snyder is looking to reload after two successful seasons. He signed 32 players for the 2013 recruiting class. This group includes 26 high school athletes and six from the junior college ranks.

The Wildcats stayed close to home with 12 in-state recruits. They signed four players from the Kansas City area. Nick Ramirez is one of the most highly-rated recruits in the class. The former Lee's Summit West linebacker said he was impressed with what the Wildcats have accomplished the past couple seasons.

"Great things are happening, and I think it's going to continue to happen."

As usual, Kansas State's class is not ranked highly by the recruiting services. Rivals.com rated Kansas State's group as the worst recruiting class in the Big 12. However, Snyder has built his program around finding and polishing the diamonds in the rough.

 "Hopefully we have assessed the skills, capabilities and intrinsic values of these young people accurately. As always, time will tell. Part of the value of this class lies in the fact that nine of these student-athletes either have been or will be in classes and participate in our out-of-season program and spring practice. We are impressed by the desire of each of these young men to become the best person, best student and best athlete possible as they seem committed to work hard toward that end. "

High School Student-Athletes (26)
Name    Pos         HT           WT         Hometown (Previous School)
Chance Allen      OL           6-5          295         Klein, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Blake Baird          LB           6-1          225         Silver Lake, Kan. (Silver Lake HS)
Brogan Barry      DB          6-2          195         Topeka, Kan. (Hayden HS)
Ajahne Brager   OL           6-4          280         Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)
Austin Butterfield            TE           6-4          207         Aurora, Colo. (Grandview HS)
Jesse Ertz            QB          6-4          199         Burlington, Iowa (Mediapolis HS)
Randy Friesen   DE           6-8          229         Meade, Kan. (Meade HS)
Will Geary           DL           6-0          290         Topeka, Kan. (Topeka HS)
LeAndrew Gordon          WR         5-7          160         Arlington, Texas (Pantego Christian Academy)
Judah Jones^     WR         6-1          180         Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian HS)
Kip Keeley           LB           6-2          205         LaCrosse, Kan. (LaCrosse HS)
Matthew McCrane^       PK           5-11       165         Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood HS)
Cre Moore          DB          6-0          175         Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS)
Reid Najvar         OL           6-4          290         Spring, Texas (Klein Oak HS)
Sean Newlan     DB          6-2          200         Prairie View, Kan. (Phillipsburg HS)
Nick Ramirez      LB           6-1          228         Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit West HS)
Drew Scott          LS            6-2          205         Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier HS)
Matt Seiwert^   ATH        6-3          260         Conway Springs, Kan. (Conway Springs HS)
Cody Small^       TE           6-4          237         Cypress, Texas (Cypress Woods HS)
Trent Tanking    LB           6-2          220         Holton, Kan. (Holton HS)
Logan Thompson             LB           6-3          225         Sedgwick, Kan. (Sedgwick HS)
Dayton Valentine             TE           6-4          240         Baldwin, Kan. (Baldwin HS)
Vernon Vaughn^             WR         6-2          190         Kansas City, Kan. (Sumner Academy)
Isaiah Williams   LB           6-1          223         Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
Jordan Willis       DE           6-5          250         Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst HS)
Tanner Wood    DE           6-5          235         Conway Springs, Kan. (Conway Springs HS)

Community College Student-Athletes (6)
Name    Pos         HT           WT         Hometown (Previous School)
Chris Brown        DT           6-4          345         Mesa, Ariz. (Scottsdale CC)
Travis Green^    DB          6-1          210         Omaha, Neb. (Iowa Western CC)
Nate Jackson     DB          5-11       185         Daly City, Calif. (College of San Mateo)
Dakorey Johnson^          LB           6-3          200         Mesquite, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)
Devon Nash^     DE           6-5          260         Lincoln, Neb. (Iowa Western CC)
Jake Waters^     QB          6-2          215         Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)

^ Currently enrolled

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