K-State Football Signing Day 2009
K-State Football Signing Day 2009
|Kansas State Football 2009 Recruiting Class:|
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Joseph BONUGLI | DB
AT WARREN HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and 50th-best safety in the nation by Rivals... Finished his senior season with 115 tackles and three interceptions as Warren advanced to the second round of the Texas state playoffs... Tallied 79 tackles and four interceptions as a junior, leading the Warriors to the school’s first district championship... Was a two-time first team all-area, all-district and district defensive MVP selection as a junior and senior... Also earned consecutive first-team all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association... Maintained a 3.7 GPA.
Clarence BUMPAS | LB
AT SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and the 65th-ranked outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals ... Named first team all-conference and all-area as a junior and senior... Also earned all-state 4A honors as a senior... Combined for 28 sacks his final two seasons including 16 as a junior and recorded 73 tackles his senior campaign... Named 2008 PrepColorado 4A All-State on defense... Was also a state qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x200, as well as a two-year letterwinner in basketball... Named to the school’s honor roll during the fall of 2008.
Troy BUTLER | DB
AT ANTELOPE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Rated as the No. 86 junior college player in the nation and a three-star prospect by Rivals ... Helped team win consecutive conference championships... Was named a 2008 California Junior College All-American, the 2008 regional defensive player of the year and 2008 American Pacific Defensive Player of the Year... Recorded 62 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2008... Returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown during a game in 2007.
Carlton CALLENDER | DB
AT DORAL ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect by Rivals... The No. 79 safety in the nation by Rivals... Played defensive back, wing back and wide receiver for head coach Evan Cooper... First Team All-Dade County 3A-1B selection on defense by the Miami Herald... Possesses 4.3 speed and a 40-inch vertical leap... Collected 64 tackles as a senior and totaled three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown... Was selected to play in the All-Dade County All Star Game... Also competed in basketball and track.
William COOPER | OL
AT HAYTI HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State First Team in Class 1... A first team all-region selection along the offensive line... Earned First Team SEMO South All-Conference honors... Also averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds this past season on the hardwood... Played for head coach David Gilmore... Valedictorian of his 2008 high school class.
Ryan DOERR | P/K
AT KANSAS STATE/SOUTH CAROLINA (2008): Sat out the 2008 season after transferring from South Carolina.
Thomas FERGUSON | DB
AT SOUTH GRAND PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and the 79th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals... Started as a sophomore, helping his team finish 10-2 to clinch the bi-district championship... Collected 44 tackles, seven sacks, two pass break ups and a forced fumble during his senior season... Named the sophomore district defensive MVP in 2006, was an honorable mention all-district pick in 2007 and a first-team all-district selection in 2008.
Jeffrey FITZGERALD | DL
AT KANSAS STATE (2008): Sat out the 2008 season after transferring from Virginia.
Timothy FLANDERS | ATH
AT MIDWEST CITY HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the 31st-best athlete in the nation and the No. 9 player in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals... Rushed for 5,143 yards and 65 touchdowns throughout his high school career, including 2,153 yards and 34 touchdowns during his senior season... Also recorded 231 receiving yards with four touchdowns throughout his career... Rushed for 1,604 yards and 20 scores as a junior and 1,386 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore... Also recorded 171 tackles and five interceptions on defense... Earned first team all-city, all-district, all-conference and all-state, as well as being named the Oklahoma Gatorade Football Player of the Year in 2008.
John HUBERT | RB
AT MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL: Led a 12-2 team to the state quarterfinals his senior season... Named the 2008 Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-state from the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association after rushing for 2,853 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior.... A member of the Waco Tribune Herald Texas Top 100 list... Named Waco Midway’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 and 2008... Named the 2007 and 2008 District 16-4A Offensive Player of the Year... Ranked No. 33 in the Lone Star Recruiting's Texas Top 100 and the No. 4 running back in Texas... Broke the Waco city single-season rushing record of 2,524 held by former University High and current NFL Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson... Rushed for 1,747 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2007 en route to Super Centex Newcomer of the Year honors... A three-star prospect by Rivals.
Marcus KENNARD | WR
AT LAWTON HIGH SCHOOL: Had a standout senior season for the Wolverines as he recorded 30 catches for 581 yards and 12 touchdowns... His 12 touchdown receptions were the most in Oklahoma 6A... Earned all-district and all-state honors... Also lettered in basketball.
Emmanuel LAMUR | DB
AT INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A three-star prospect by Rivals... Collected 45 tackles in nine games with one sack and two interceptions as a freshman in 2008... Was selected to the 2008 KJCCC All Conference Second Team.
William LAWSON | OL
AT ALTHOFF HIGH SCHOOL: A two-star prospect by Rivals... Was a first team all-city and all-area selection as an offensive tackle... Also named second team all-state in basketball.
Cornelius LUCAS | OL
AT EDNA KARR HS: A two-star prospect by Rivals... A three-year starter who helped the Cougars clinch consecutive district championships in 2007 and 2008... Earned first team all-district honors and was named the outstanding offensive lineman of the year... Invited to play in the Crescent City and Sportsman Paradise All-Star Games... Named second team all-district as a junior in 2007... Was named to the school’s honor roll.
Tomasi MARINER | OL
AT WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL: A two-star prospect by Rivals... Named class 6A all-state defensive lineman by Topeka-Capital Journal and the Kansas Football Coaches Association... Was an All-City Top 11 pick... Helped the Junior Blues to a 5-4 record... Earned first team All-Centennial League honors on offense and second team honors on defense as a senior.
Andre McDONALD | TE
AT CHOCTAW HIGH SCHOOL: A two-star prospect by Rivals... Lettered three seasons at tight end for the Yellow Jackets... Also lettered one season in basketball and three seasons in baseball.
Torell MILLER | DB
AT O. PERRY WALKER HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect, the 90th-best safety and the 38th-best player in Louisiana by Rivals... Lettered three seasons for the Chargers, playing defensive back, quarterback, wide receiver and handling the kicking duties... Totaled over 150 tackles and eight interceptions... Also played receiver where he caught 53 receptions for 840 yards and 13 touchdowns... Earned a all-district honors as a junior and season and was selected to play in the Inaugural All-Louisiana Sportsman Paradise Bowl All-Star Game.
Angelo PEASE | ATH
AT CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year starter who led the Syrupmakers to a 27-2 record in 2007 and 2008... Cairo won consecutive regional championships, was the state runner-up in 2007 and won the Class AAA championship in 2008... He accounted for three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing), including a 78-yard touchdown run, in the championship game... Rushed for 882 yards and was 89-of-141 passing with 19 touchdowns as a senior... Earned first team all-state honors from the Associated Press and was the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Offensive Player of the Year in 2008... Was also an honorable mention all-state quarterback by the AP and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2007.
Blake SLAUGHTER | LB
AT ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL: Three-star rated prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... Named one of the top 100 players in Texas for 2008 by Rivals.com... Rated as the No. 22 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com... Named to the preseason Touchdown Club All-Greater Houston team... Also named to the PrepStar All-Region team... Missed most of senior season after an ACL injury in the second game of the season... Collected 25 tackles and two sacks in the first two games of the season... Set the record for tackles for the Knights when he recorded 124 tackles including 11 for loss and five sacks during junior season... Also nabbed an interception and recovered two fumbles... Had 58 tackles and an interception during sophomore season... Also excelled in the classroom... Named to the National Society of High School Scholars and also Randy Rodgers’ First Team Academic All-State team.
Travis TANNAHILL | TE
AT OLATHE EAST HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect by Scout.com and the 13th-best player in the state of Kansas... A tight end who also played quarterback and punted... Helped lead Olathe East to three straight district titles... Was a KFBCA all-state punter as a senior... Also named to the PrepStar All-Region team... Garnered all-league, all-state and all-metro honors as a senior... Played for head coach Jeff Meyers... Versatile athlete who also played basketball and ran track... Was the state champion in the javelin as a sophomore... Also set the school record in the javelin.
Keenan TAYLOR | OL
AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: A three star prospect and the 33rd-best prospect in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals... Was a 2008 all-state selection by The Daily Oklahoman... Led Booker T. Washington to its first state title since 1984 as the 2008 squad went 13-1... Earned a 3.0 GPA.
Kadero TERRELL | LB
AT GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Redshirted in 2008 as a member of the practice squad... Two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Daniel THOMAS | QB
AT NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 35 junior college prospect in the nation... Also a three-star prospect by Scout.com... Rated as the No. 8 JUCO prospect in the state of Mississippi by the Sun Herald... Rushed for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman and helped lead Northwest to a division championship... Accounted for 618 yards and six touchdowns last season on 103 carries... Also threw for 450 yards and two scores... A JUCO All-American.
Courtney THOMPSON | DB
AT EVERGLADES HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive back and quarterback, while he is also a standout track athlete... Led team with four interceptions, while also recording 50 tackles and 13 pass breakups as a junior in 2007... Led team to an 8-3 record as a quarterback in 2008, good for third in the district and fourth in the county... Completed 85-of-140 passes for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns... Also rushed for three scores... Named to the 6A-4A Honorable Mention All-Broward County Team by the Miami Herald... Was a state finalist in the 110-meter hurdles in 2007 with a time of 13.98... Finished eighth in the FHSAA 3A-4A State Meet.
Tramaine THOMPSON | ATH
AT JENKS HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and the No. 27 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals... First team all-state kick returner by The Daily Oklahoman and second team all-state receiver by Tulsa World as a senior... First team all-state receiver by Oklahoma Coaches Association... First team All-Metro kickoff returner... Named No. 2 receiver in the region by Tulsa World... As a senior, finished with 31 carries for 550 rushing yards and four touchdowns... Caught 47 passes for 729 yards and six touchdowns... Had one kickoff return for a touchdown and three punt returns for touchdowns... Helped lead team to 6A championship game in 2008 and played in annual Oklahoma high school All-Star game... Helped lead the Trojans to state championships in 2006 and 2007... Caught 35 passes for 625 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior... Had three rushes for 84 yards, 11 punt returns for 122 yards (11.09 avg) and four kickoff returns for 130 yards (32.5 avg) in 2007.
Zach TRUJILLO | TE
AT DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons for the Antlers, making two state playoff appearances... Was a standout on both sides of the ball as he recorded 39 career receptions for 628 yards and 10 touchdowns, rushed 40 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and recorded 200 tackles including 11 sacks and four interceptions... Named first team all-Edmond and all-district in 2008... Also an honorable mention all-state selection by The Daily Oklahoman as a senior... Was selected for the Class 5A West All-Star Team by the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association.
Grant VALENTINE | DL
AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A three-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 43 junior college prospect in the nation... Tallied 93 tackles and 9.5 sacks during sophomore campaign... Earned WSC Pacific Division and CCCFCA Region III Defensive Player of the Year honors... Named a JC Grid-Wire All-American... Earned first team all-conference honors as a freshman... Recorded a two year total of 25 sacks, 163 tackles, and two fumble recoveries for touchdowns.
Meshak WILLIAMS | DL
AT WORTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for the Rams at defensive end and tight end, advancing to the Georgia state playoffs his sophomore and junior seasons... Collected 70 tackles to go along with 14 sacks as a junior, while he tallied 83 tackles and a school-record 23 sacks as a senior... Was a Super 6 selection by the Albany Herald... Also earned all-region honors as a sophomore, junior and senior... Selected to play in the Georgia High School All Star Game.
Braden WILSON | ATH
SMITH CENTER HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way player both at running back and defensive end who was a Kansas Top 11 selection and First Team KFBCA All-State selection this past season... Team scored 72 points in the first quarter of a game last season, a national high school record... Helped lead Smith Center to four consecutive undefeated seasons and state titles... Ran for 1,807 yards on 112 carries and 29 touchdowns as a senior... His 65 total tackles on defense helped the Redmen shut out their first 11 opponents and allow just 20 points all year... Won the 2007 Kansas Class 2-1A championship with a 40-14 win over St. Mary's-Colgan... Rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the 2007 state title game... Named to the 2007 Hays Daily News Super 11... The Redmen average 419 yards rushing and an incredible 11.8 per play and outgained their opponents by more than 4,000 yards for the season in total offense and by more than 4,300 yards on the ground... Also out-scored their opponent, 840-20, in 2007... Played for head coach Roger Barta... Also was an all-league basketball player and state qualifier in the discus and long jump.
Ty ZIMMERMAN | ATH
AT JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for the Blue Jays under head coach and father Randall Zimmerman... Was 144-of-221 for 1,920 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior, while rushing 133 times for 1,046 yards and 18 scores... Led the Blue Jays to a 13-0 record and the 2008 Kansas 6A State Championship... Scored all three of the Blue Jays’ touchdowns in the state championship... Named to the Wichita Eagle Kansas Top 11 team... Named first team all-state in 2007 and 2008, as well as a honorable mention in 2006... Also lettered two years in basketball and baseball.