Over the weekend, the Kansas State football coaching staff continued to add to their impressive 2014 recruiting class with the addition of 4-star defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales. The highly touted junior college lineman had originally committed to former K-State rival Nebraska, but in the end said he felt like K-State was the best place for him.
“I feel like the vibe with Nebraska was like, ‘If he gets here, he gets here. If not, he doesn’t,’” Clinkscales said to rivals.com. “I feel like Nebraska was not taking the steps to make sure I’m good. Like, I’ve been asking them for the last two weeks to help me get an online math class up and rolling. I haven’t even really got an answer about that.”
Clinkscales is the second Dodge City Community College prospect to commit to the Wildcats, joining fellow Conquistador Danzel McDaniel. Clinkscales’ offers list included schools like Alabama, Auburn and Miami.
According to ESPN Recruiting Nation, the Wildcats now have commitments from four of the top 50 junior college prospects in the country.
Yesterday, the Wildcats landed another highly touted junior college recruit in offensive tackle Dominique Robertson. With the loss of both Cornelius Lucas and Tavon Rooks at the tackle spots, offensive tackle was a crucial area for the Wildcats on the recruiting trail. Along with Luke Hayes from Butler Community College, Robertson could be just what K-State needed to fill those absences in the offensive line.
The Wildcats now have 20 total commitments for their 2014 class. With national signing day just around the corner on Feb. 5, there is no doubt that there will be a lot of twists and turns in the world of recruiting.