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K-State inks seven on signing day, bringing class total to 23 for the Class of 2019

KC kids among Wildcats' haul
Posted: 9:46 PM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-06 22:46:16-05
Chris Klieman

MANHATTAN, Kan. — With 16 commitments already in the bag from the December signing period, Kansas State wrapped up its 2019 class with seven more signees on Wednesday.

"We hit a number of different areas," said new head coach Chris Klieman. "I think the biggest thing that we were looking for in the second half of the signing period was to continue to shore up our skill positions, as well as the defensive tackle position."

Klieman said that the main emphasis of his first class was speed.

"We talked about the amount of speed that we have in this class," said Klieman. "That was something that we went out and tried to make sure that we were able to hit those things, as far as getting the fast kids."

Of the 23 commits, the Wildcats signed C.J. Price, a running back from North Kansas City and defensive lineman Cooper Beebe from Piper.

Klieman also went in to enemy territory and snagged two recruits from Lawrence as well as a quarterback from Columbia, MO.

"We wanted to find guys that wanted to come to Kansas State. And when we would reach out to young men and we talked about Kansas State, if we could get them excited quickly, then we were going to stay in on them," said Klieman.