Countdown to Kickoff: Wrapping up with linebacker DaVonte Pritchard, tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe

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Leading up to the start of K-State's 2021 football season, the Collegian takes a look at what to expect and highlights every player on the roster. (Archive photo by Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

DaVonte Pritchard is a true freshman linebacker out of Gardner, Kansas. As a prospect, he was ranked the No. 43 safety in the class of 2021 by Rivals. Rivals also rated him the second-best prospect in Kansas, with ESPN rating him the third-best.

He was named first-team all-state in 2020 by the Kansas Football Coaches Association and Sports in Kansas. The Topeka-Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle named him to the honorable mention all-state team in 2019 and 2020.

Pritchard was named to the 2020 Sports Illustrated All-America preseason watch list. His high school career ended with 125 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and five interceptions.

Pritchard was high school teammates with fellow 2020 signee Austin Weiner and redshirt offensive lineman Talor Warner.

Daniel Imatorbhebhe is a graduate transfer tight end out of Suwanee, Georgia. Before joining the Wildcats, he played for Florida, USC and Illinois.

At Illinois in 2020, Imatorbhebhe played in seven games and had three catches for 54 yards. He caught a 28-yard touchdown pass in the game against Purdue. In 2018 and 2019 at USC, he sat out the entirety of both seasons with a leg injury.

Imatorbhebhe played in nine games with four starts at USC in 2017, tallying eight receptions for 144 yards. The 2016 season ended with him playing in all 13 games with five starts for the Trojans.

He hauled in 17 catches for 250 yards and four touchdowns, earning Second Team Freshman All-America honors from Campus Insiders and Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 accolades.

After transferring to USC from Florida, Imatorbhebhe sat out the 2015 season.

Imatorbhebhe tallied 855 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 63 catches during his high school career. His senior season ended with 487 yards and eight touchdowns.

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