From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share











 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Kansas State
Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


  When Kansas State football coach Chris Klieman announced last summer that Taylor Poitier was going to miss the 2021 season with a torn ACL, some shrugged off the news because they didn't comprehend how much of an impact he was expected to make on the offensive line. The 6-foot-2 junior from Bishop Miege had only played in four games for the Wildcats, and they all came during a COVID-shortened season that resulted in just four victories. It was natural for some to wonder if K-State would really miss him up front.

But make no mistake: the Wildcats are expecting big things from Poitier now that he is healthy and poised to take over as the team's starting right guard. "Taylor Poitier might've been our best offensive lineman last year," K-State coach Chris Klieman said last week at a Catbacker event, "but he lost his year to an ACL. He's a load in there. We get him back, which is really good." That is saying a lot, considering Cooper Beebe was an All-Big 12 selection last season. "He's a competitive young man," added K-State offensive coordinator Collin Klein. "He's extremely twitchy and very smart, so when he gets a double team on him he works his way out of it. He is incredibly strong and he has a lot of snap. It's huge (to have him back). It gives you a lot of flexibility in how you put the pieces together inside." - The Kansas City Star


(DS#999 OG) rJr/2024 OG Taylor PoitierKansas State
News Source: The Kansas City Star
Share/Comment: Here


  2022 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: FELIX ANUDIKE-UZOMAH, DE, Kansas State, Jr., 6-4, 253, Kansas City: 3rd team Al-American; All-Big-12; Big 12 Co-Lineman of the Year; 11 sacks. - Lott IMPACT Trophy/The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation

(DS#4 DE) Jr/2024 DE Felix Anudike-UzomahKansas State
News Source: Lott IMPACT Trophy
Share/Comment: Here


  When Adrian Martinez transferred away from Nebraska, his throwing arm was in a sling. When the senior quarterback enrolled at Kansas State a few weeks later, he was unable to grip a football as his body continued to heal from shoulder surgery. And when the Wildcats held their first spring practice, he was little more than a spectator. Even when he participated in drills, Martinez was limited to handing the ball off to a running back or pitching the ball to a teammate...with his left hand. The chances of him completing a pass to anyone in a K-State uniform before summer workouts seemed far fetched. But he managed to beat the odds. When his rehab process was deemed ahead of schedule, he was cleared to start throwing at the bitter end of spring practice in April.

At long last, K-State receivers learned what it felt like to catch a pass from the team's presumptive starting quarterback. It was a moment that senior wide out Phillip Brooks won't soon forget. "He can throw," Brooks said Tuesday during a Catbacker Event in Salina. "It was at the end of spring ball when I caught my first pass from him. I ran an out route, and when I turned the ball was right there. I was like, 'Ohhhhhhhh!' It was exciting. Then I caught a post from him. He was making plays." Brooks, and the rest of K-State's receiving corps, spent the majority of spring practices working with returning quarterbacks Will Howard, Jake Rubley and Jaren Lewis. But they spent enough time with Martinez to notice a few things. "He has a strong arm," Brooks said. "I can already tell you that." - The Kansas City Star


(DS#49 QB) rSr/2023 QB Adrian MartinezKansas State
News Source: The Kansas City Star
Share/Comment: Here

  05/16/22 - Javione CarrSo/2025, Kansas State, 5-11, 182 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  It was another good weekend of recruiting for the Kansas State football team. Chris Klieman picked up commitments from a pair of new transfers on Saturday, a week after the Wildcats added four other players to their roster following the conclusion of spring practices. They have momentum on their side. K-State's two latest additions are Javione Carr, a 5-foot-11 cornerback from Arlington, Texas who spent his freshman season at Arizona, and junior-college defensive back Justice Clemons.

Carr was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and chose Arizona over Arkansas State, North Texas, Texas Tech, Tulane and K-State. He did not see any game action as a freshman and will now continue his college career in Manhattan. Clemons is a 5-foot-10 defender who previously played for Tyler Junior College in Texas. He comes from the same junior college as Kobe Savage, who signed with the Wildcats and enrolled in classes earlier this semester. - Manhattan Mercury


(DS#999 FS) So/2025 FS Javione CarrKansas State
News Source: Manhattan Mercury
Share/Comment: Here


  Poised for a 2022 standout season: The success or failure of the Wildcats in 2022 rests largely on whether Adrian Martinez, a four-year starter at Nebraska, is able to bounce back from offseason shoulder surgery and eliminate the interceptions and other mistakes that relegated him to mediocrity with the Cornhuskers. The shoulder appears to be ahead of schedule and that's good news given the dearth of other replacements for the departed Skylar Thompson. - AP College Football

(DS#49 QB) rSr/2023 QB Adrian MartinezKansas State
News Source: AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here

  05/10/22 - Jadon JacksonrJr/2024, Kansas State, 6-1, 195 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Kansas State's football team added some depth on offense Saturday night when former Ole Miss wide receiver Jadon Jackson announced on social media that he had committed to the Wildcats. Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior from Centerton, Arkansas, played three years at Ole Miss and has one year of eligibility left, plus a COVID-19 season, should he so choose. Jackson, a former three-star recruit, signed with Ole Miss out of high school over offers from a number of Power Five offers and appeared in 22 games over three seasons, catching 15 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown. K-State already returns starting receivers Malik Knowles and Phillip Brooks, backups Kade Warner and Keenan Garber, plus touted redshirt freshman RJ Garcia. - Topeka Capital Journal

(DS#999 WR) rJr/2024 WR Jadon JacksonKansas State
News Source: Topeka Capital Journal
Share/Comment: Here

  05/10/22 - Drake CheatumrSr/2023, Kansas State, 5-10, 185 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  While basketball recruiting has stolen most of the headlines for the past month, Chris Klieman and his Kansas State football staff have quietly gone about shoring up their roster. It all came to fruition over the weekend as the Wildcats picked up four commitments - two each on offense and defense - via the transfer portal and junior college ranks. On defense, the Wildcats added some needed depth in the secondary with Fullerton (Calif.) College cornerback Jordan Wright and Prairie View A&M safety Drake Cheatum. On offense, Anthony Frias, a sophomore from Modesto (Calif.) Junior College, provides another backup option at running back, while Ole Miss graduate transfer Jadon Jackson adds a veteran wide receiver to the lineup. Cheatum had a team-high 86 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, and five interceptions last year for Prairie View A&M. He has one year of eligibility remaining. - Topeka Capital Journal

(DS#999 CB) rSr/2023 CB Drake CheatumKansas State
News Source: Topeka Capital Journal
Share/Comment: Here

  05/09/22 - Noah JohnsonrSr/2022, Kansas State, 6-1, 290 (DS#30 C) + More +

  The NFL Draft came and went without any form of good news for Noah Johnson. He didn't get drafted. He didn't sign a free-agent deal. And no teams invited him to try out for a roster spot at their rookie minicamps this month. Still, that doesn't mean his football career is over. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 and 300-pound former center for the Kansas State Wildcats, signed with a professional team on Tuesday. He will report for duty next week ... after he travels 1,300 miles north.

Johnson will soon be a rookie offensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. "Ever since I started thinking about playing professional football, I've always thought that going to Canada would be awesome," Johnson said. "I don't know all the differences between their game and ours yet, but I'm excited to get up there. Obviously, the NFL didn't work out how I envisioned it or wanted it, but that's life. The universe had a different plan for me. This is a great opportunity. I'm nervous and a little scared, but mostly I'm excited." - Manhattan Mercury


(DS#30 C) rSr/2022 C Noah JohnsonKansas State
News Source: Manhattan Mercury
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Deuce VaughnJr/2024, Kansas State, 5-06, 173 (DS#5 RB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State, So.,...A native of Round Rock, Texas, Vaughn is one of only two players in the nation and the only one in the Big 12 with 1,000 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards this season. He finished the regular season ranked fifth nationally and second in the Big 12 with 144.1 scrimmage yards per game. Vaughn also ranks third in the league with 1,258 rushing yards thanks to eight 100-yard rushing games, which includes a current streak of five-straight. - Kansas State Football

(DS#5 RB) Jr/2024 RB Deuce VaughnKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State, So.,...A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Anudike-Uzomah is the fourth Wildcat to earn the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year award since the conference began the honor in 2006, while he is the first K-State player to earn the nod since Jordan Willis in 2016. Anudike-Uzomah ranks second in the Big 12 and ninth nationally in sacks (11.0), while he is first in the nation in forced fumbles (6). His sack total includes a school-record tying 4.0 against TCU, and he also forced two fumbles against the Horned Frogs. - Kansas State Football

(DS#4 DE) Jr/2024 DE Felix Anudike-UzomahKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Russ YeastrSr/2022, Kansas State, 5-10, 192 (DS#25 FS) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Russ Yeast, Kansas State, Sr.,...Yeast, who came to K-State as a transfer from Louisville, leads the Big 12 with 13 passes defended, which includes three interceptions to tie for the Big 12 lead. He tallied four passes defended against West Virginia, the highest mark among all Big 12 defenders this season. - Kansas State Football

(DS#25 FS) rSr/2022 FS Russ YeastKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Cooper BeeberJr/2024, Kansas State, 6-3, 320 (DS#8 OG) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Cooper Beebe (OLoY),...K-State had nine players pick up honorable mention accolades at their respective positions: defensive back Julius Brents, linebackers Cody Fletcher and Daniel Green, defensive tackle Eli Huggins, offensive lineman Noah Johnson, defensive back Jahron McPherson, offensive lineman Josh Rivas, defensive back Reggie Stubblefield and punter Ty Zentner. Knowles also earned an honorable mention nod as a wide receiver. - Kansas State Football

(DS#8 OG) rJr/2024 OG Cooper BeebeKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Nate MatlackrSo/2025, Kansas State, 6-4, 242 (DS#23 DE) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Nate Matlack (DFoY),...K-State had nine players pick up honorable mention accolades at their respective positions: defensive back Julius Brents, linebackers Cody Fletcher and Daniel Green, defensive tackle Eli Huggins, offensive lineman Noah Johnson, defensive back Jahron McPherson, offensive lineman Josh Rivas, defensive back Reggie Stubblefield and punter Ty Zentner. Knowles also earned an honorable mention nod as a wide receiver. - Kansas State Football

(DS#23 DE) rSo/2025 DE Nate MatlackKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Malik KnowlesrSr/2023, Kansas State, 6-2, 195 (DS#43 WR) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Malik Knowles (WR, STPoY),...K-State had nine players pick up honorable mention accolades at their respective positions: defensive back Julius Brents, linebackers Cody Fletcher and Daniel Green, defensive tackle Eli Huggins, offensive lineman Noah Johnson, defensive back Jahron McPherson, offensive lineman Josh Rivas, defensive back Reggie Stubblefield and punter Ty Zentner. Knowles also earned an honorable mention nod as a wide receiver. - Kansas State Football

(DS#43 WR) rSr/2023 WR Malik KnowlesKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

  02/28/22 - Josh RivasSr/2022, Kansas State, 6-6, 330 (DS#35 OG) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Josh Rivas (OL),...K-State had nine players pick up honorable mention accolades at their respective positions: defensive back Julius Brents, linebackers Cody Fletcher and Daniel Green, defensive tackle Eli Huggins, offensive lineman Noah Johnson, defensive back Jahron McPherson, offensive lineman Josh Rivas, defensive back Reggie Stubblefield and punter Ty Zentner. Knowles also earned an honorable mention nod as a wide receiver. - Kansas State Football

(DS#35 OG) Sr/2022 OG Josh RivasKansas State
News Source: Kansas State Football
Share/Comment: Here

Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


 BACK TO TOP


 Kansas State Football Videos

 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization