K-State Football Signing Day 2007
K-State Football Signing Day 2007
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--- Michael Abana, 6-7, 295, DT | Watch Video
Michael ABANA | DT
6-7, 295 | Virginia Beach, Va. (Santa Monica JC) | Watch Video
QUICKLY: A mammoth defensive tackle who possesses excellent speed for his size... Is relatively new to the game, but has all the tools to be a force in the middle... Has only played three years of organized football... Picked up the game after moving from Nigeria to the U.S. as a high school senior.... Is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com... Received two stars from Scout.com... Projected to have three years to play two seasons at K-State.
Corey ADAMS | LS
QUICKLY: A special athlete who is expected to keep Kansas State's long-snapping fortunes in good hands for years to come... Evaluated by many as the top-rated long snapper in the class of 2007... Considered to be a strong blocker and an effective performer in coverage... Also played defensive end as a prep... Received two stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com... An All-Midlands selection by PrepStar.
Alesana ALESANA | OL
QUICKLY: A mammoth offensive lineman who played for one of the top offenses in the California Community College system... Earned four stars from Scout.com, which rates him as one of the top tackles in the class of 2007... Received three stars from Rivals.com... Has adjusted quickly to American football after growing up as a rugby player in Western Samoa... Signed an NLI with Kansas State in December and is already on campus and preparing to participate in spring drills.
Clyde AUFNER | OL
QUICKLY: One of the top Missouri prospects in the class of 2007 and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, honoring the top offensive/defensive lineman in the Kansas City area... Moves extremely well and is said to have massive potential... Regarded as an outstanding pass blocker who has very long arms... Also is said to possess excellent foot work and agility for a player his size... A three-star prospect who is considered to be the No. 15 overall player from Missouri and the No. 51 offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com... Receive three stars from Scout.com, which ranks him as the No. 72 offensive tackle in the country.
Dee BELL | RB
QUICKLY: Powerful skat-back with speed to burn... Has been timed at 10.5 in the 100-meters and is considered one of the fastest preps in Kansas... Was a finalist for the 2006 Simone Award, which is annually presented to the top player in the Kansas City metro area... Considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com, which ranks him as the nation's No. 81 running back... Earned two stars from Rivals.com... Tapped as the No. 13 player from Kansas and the No. 3 running back from the Sunflower State by Rivals.
Lamark BROWN | ATH
QUICKLY: Big-time athlete who has displayed star power on both sides of the ball as a prep... Likely projects as a wide receiver at Kansas State... The top-rated prospect in the St. Louis metro area by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch... Considered to be the No. 4 athlete and No. 71 overall prospect nationally by Rivals.com, which rates him as a four-star prospect... Received three stars from Scout.com... PrepStar All-American... Rated as the No. 35 overall player in the Midlands Region by SuperPrep.
Gary CHANDLER | DB
QUICKLY: An extremely athletic defensive back who figures to push for immediate playing time... Considered to be one of the top junior college defensive backs in the country and the top player in the Kansas JuCo ranks... Rated as the No. 5 overall junior college prospect in the nation... Received four stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Josh CHERRY | PK
QUICKLY: One the nation's top combo kickers (placements/punts) and an outstanding all-around athlete... Considered to be an extremely competitive player and a diligent worker... High school coach Jeff Gross called him "a football warrior"... Ranked as the No. 12 kicker in the country and the No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com... Received three stars from Rivals and two from Scout.com.
Richard EVANS | WR
QUICKLY: A speedy and tough prospect who played running back and defensive back as a prep but is projected as a wide receiver at Kansas State... A two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com.
Colten FREEZE | OL
QUICKLY: Athletic offensive lineman who possesses excellent mobility for his size... Regarded as an extremely consistent competitor... One of the top Missouri players in the class of 2007... A two-star prospect who is considered to be the No. 25 overall player from Missouri by Rivals.com... Also received two stars from Scout.com... High school teammate of fellow K-State signee Payton Kirk.
Raphael GUIDRY | DE
QUICKLY: An explosive defensive end from one of the top prep programs in the state of Texas... Regarded as a pass rushing specialist... Received two stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com... Ranked as the No. 94 overall player in Scout's Texas Top 100 heading into the 2006 season... A member of Max Emfinger's Texas Top 200 and the Houston Chronicle area Top 60.
Brian HARRIS | ATH
QUICKLY: A tough, athletic defender who flies to the football... Is solid against both the pass and the run and is regarded as a big-hitting tackler... Played strong safety and tight end as a prep, but projects as a linebacker at the college level... Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
QUICKLY: An extremely intelligent player and one of the leading all-around athletes from the state of Kansas... Excelled on both sides of the ball as a prep, but was recruited to Kansas State as a quarterback... Tapped as the No. 65 athlete in the country and the No. 6 overall player in Kansas by Rivals.com... Received three stars from Rivals and two from Scout. com... PrepStar All-Midlands selection.
Reggie HAYNES | DB
QUICKLY: A top-50 defensive back prospect by Fab50recruiting.com... Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back as prep... Projects as a DB at the college level.
Danny HOGAN | WR
QUICKLY: Big-play receiver with good size and blazing speed... Was overlooked by most recruiting services despite being one of the most decorated prep receivers in Texas following the 2006 season... A three-sport star at Roosevelt who helped the Mustangs win the 2006 3A state basketball title.
Payton KIRK | DE
QUICKLY: A big, tough defensive end who excels in stopping the run... Possesses an unbelievable motor according to his high school coach, who lauds his relentlessness and work ethic... Considered to be one of the top prospects from the state of Missouri in the class of 2007... Received two stars from Rivals.com, which ranks him as the No. 27 player in the Show-me State... Also picked up two stars from Scout.com... High school teammate of fellow K-State signee Colton Freeze.
Ben LIU | OL
QUICKLY: Massive offensive line prospect who is regarded for his athleticism and toughness... Projects as an early contributor... Played both defensive end and offensive line as a prep before narrowing his focus to the offensive line in the junior college ranks... Rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com
Jeremy MACK | TE
QUICKLY: A rugged prospect who excelled on both sides of the ball as a prep... Projects as either a tight end or slot receiver at the collegiate level... Considered to be one of the top prospects from the state of Missouri in the class of 2007... Received two stars from Rivals.com, which ranks him as the No. 21 player in the Show-me State... Also picked up two stars from Scout.com.
Kendrick MATTHEWS | DB
QUICKLY: A speed-merchant who also plays very physical for his size... Has a 36-inch vertical jump and has been timed at 4.41 in the 30... Tapped as a Houston Area top 100 performer by the Houston Chronicle... Named top-50 defensive back prospect by Fab50recruiting.com... The No. 72 overall senior prospect in the greater Houston Area by Texasprepextra.com... Received two stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com... PrepStar All-Midlands selection.
Jerrell MCDANIEL | WR
QUICKLY: Fluid athlete with 4.5 speed... Made plenty of big plays on both sides of the ball as a prep... Ranked as the No. 9 prospect on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's list of the top 30 players in the St. Louis metro area and the No. 2 receiver behind fellow K-State signee Lamark Brown... Considered to be one of the top prospects from the state of Illinois in the class of 2007... Received three stars from Rivals.com, which ranks him as the No. 25 player in Illinois... A two-start prospect by Scout.com.
Deon MURPHY | WR
QUICKLY: A speedy receiver who is also regarded as one of the top return specialists in the country... Has been clocked at 4.36 in the 40 and is said to play with a tremendous motor... Ranked as the No. 67 overall junior college prospect and the No. 10 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com... Received three-stars from Rivals.com.
Chris PATTERSON | LB
QUICKLY: A fast and physical linebacker with off-the-chart athletic ability... Has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40 and runs more like a wide receiver than the big-hitting linebacker that he is... Rated as the No. 34 overall junior college player in the class of 2007 by Rivals.com... Also received four stars from Rivals, which rates him as the nation's No. 6 JuCo linebacker... Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com... Joins several former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M teammates at Kansas State.