K-State Announces 22 Players as Part of 2016 Signing Class


Signing Day Central

Signing Day Release

MANHATTAN, Kan.
– For the 25th time in his Hall of Fame career, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder released the Wildcats’ annual recruiting class Wednesday with the announcement of 22 student-athletes who plan on joining or have already joined the K-State football program in 2016.

This year’s signing class includes 17 players from the high school ranks, four community-college players and an FBS graduate transfer who will be immediately eligible. Additionally, running back Justin Silmon was awarded a scholarship and will count toward the Class of 2016. Of the signing class, seven are currently enrolled at K-State and will participate in April’s spring practices, which culminate with the Purple/White Spring Game on April 23.

“As I’ve said each and every year, it will be two or three years before we can accurately assess the quality of this or any recruiting class,” Snyder said. “Hopefully we have assessed the skills and intrinsic values of this year’s class accurately, but time will tell. Including Justin Silmon and greyshirts from last year’s class, we have eight of these student-athletes presently in classes and participating in our out-of-season workouts.

“Each member of this class has demonstrated a commitment to becoming the best person, student and athlete possible,” Snyder continued. “As always, we greatly appreciate the high school and community college coaches, faculty members and administrators through the state of Kansas and across the nation who have received our coaches and program so very graciously. I am especially proud of and thankful for the Kansas State faculty, dean of students, director of finance, athletics support staff, athletics director and president for their assistance in conveying to these young men the great support services, education and caring relationships provided by our University.”

This year’s class features 15 players on offense and seven players on defense. The class is made up of four wide receivers, three offensive linemen and tight ends, two apiece of defensive backs, defensive tackles, fullbacks, linebackers and running backs, one defensive end and one quarterback.