Freeman officially becomes a Wildcat

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Josh Freeman, a December graduate of Grandview (Mo.) High School and one of the nation's most sought-after quarterbacks, is officially a Kansas State Wildcat.

Freeman signed a grant-in-aid agreement with the university in December and was cleared to enroll and attend classes at Kansas State University on Thursday. He formally cemented his ties with K-State when he attended classes Friday morning.

"We are thrilled that Josh has now officially become a member of the Wildcat family," Kansas State Head Coach Ron Prince said. "He is an extremely gifted athlete who clearly embodies the type of character, toughness and passion for the game of football that we are looking for at Kansas State."

The No. 4-rated pro-style quarterback and an Elite 11 selection by, Freeman was one of just six quarterbacks tapped to play in the prestigious U.S. Army High School All-America game on Jan. 7 in San Antonio.

Freeman's selection to play in the all-star game came on the heels of a 2005 senior season that saw him throw for 2,622 yards on 151-for-286 passing (53 percent) with 33 touchdowns as he led Grandview to a district title and a berth in the sectional round of the Missouri state playoffs.

His performance during the 2005 season earned him first team Class 4 all-state honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Freeman was also selected to the Kansas City Star All-Metro team and was the 2005 Simone Award winner as the top player in the Kansas City metro area.

As a junior, Freeman passed for over 2,400 yards and 23 touchdowns. He had 1,946 passing yards and 24 passing TDs as a sophomore, leading Grandview to a 9-3 record and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Class 4 playoffs.