This past Wednesday, Kansas State signed their 2012 Football Recruiting Class. As usual, Bill Snyder’s recruiting class isn’t filled with 4 or 5 stars or any highly ranked recruits. However, the 2012 recruiting class has some of Bill Snyder’s system players that will make a huge impact either immediately or down the road. Let’s look at some of the future stars from K-State’s recruiting class.
Biggest impact next year: Marquez Clark
Marquez Clark is a wide receiver from Navarro JC. This past season he set the NJCAA records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a season. With sub-4.4 speed, expect him to work his way into the top 4 of K-State’s receiving core along with Chris Harper, Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson.
Biggest Impact Down the Road: Tavarious Bender
Tavarious Bender is a 6-3 dual threat quarterback from Lincoln, Nebraska. Rated by Rivals as the 20th dual threat quarterback in the country and the Top recruit in the state of Nebraska. Watching his highlight film is like a man amongst boys. He runs a 4.47 election 40 and throws the ball with nice accuracy and touch. He fits Bill Snyder’s prototypical quarterback mold.
Sleeper: Judah Jones
Judah Jones is a wide receiver from Shreveport, Louisiana’s historic football program Evangel Christian. He had offers from Arkansas and a few others but chose to go to KSU on NSD. The reason I’m picking him as a sleeper is because he plays for an awesome high school program and he was a vastly underrated recruit
Overall Grade: B
As stated before, this class isn’t filled with superstars. It has a few JUCO players that can come in and contribute right away and some players that can be very productive down the road. This is Coach Snyder’s best class in awhile, and while people may be very critical of it, I see a ton of potential with this class.