K-State football land four-star Cal wideout

Courtesy of University of California Athletic Department

K-State landed a big recruit this afternoon in former four-star University of California wide receiver Carlos Strickland II.

The news, which was first reported by Ryan Wallace of GoPowercat.com, comes as K-State is several weeks into fall camp.

Strickland is a 6’4″, 197 pound Dallas native who originally attended Skyline High School behind current K-State senior linebacker Charmeachealle Moore.

Coming out of high school, Strickland had a laundry list of big name offers including the likes of Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

Strickland joins a fairly deep WR corps including JuCo transfer Byron Pringle and senior Deante Burton and a bevy of underclassmen.

In a message on his Twitter, Strickland that he was transferring from Cal to be closer to his family.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity I’ve had at UC Berkeley and will never forget the memories I’ve shared with my peers,” Strickland said via Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my time at Cal. I wish the program the best this season and in the years to come.”

The wideout redshirted during the 2015 season and should have three years of eligibility remaining.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.