It’s been quite a week for K-State sports, highlighted by the announcement of the six-member addition to the football ring of honor. There’s a little football and basketball recruiting news and the Catbacker tour is making its way around the state. Here’s the latest….
JM: Larry Brown, Ell Roberson, Darren Howard, Tyler Lockett, Arthur Brown, and Collin Klein comprise the ring of honor class of 2022. I don’t have a problem with any of the selections, but I noticed that the University is moving away from what I thought was a requirement that you have to be a consensus All-American to be considered. They all deserve to be up there as far as I’m concerned.
JM: Juco linebacker Gavin Forsha chose K-State over Lincoln Riley and USC. As I saw someone comment on Twitter, Chris Klieman beats Lincoln Riley once again! Brian Kelly and LSU were also interested in Forsha. He was pretty productive his freshman season at Tyler, Texas Community college, playing in 12 games and recording 45 tackles, 11.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. He’ll definitely see the field.
JM: According to 247Sports, Keller is a 6’1″ three-star shooting guard ranked as the 174th player in the class of 2023. K-State is his only Power five offer. I found this offer curious because we’ve heard a lot about Jerome Tang and company going after some “big fish” and Keller doesn’t seem to fit that mold. I did find an article online that indicated that Colorado and Utah are interested in him, so we’ll have to see how this progresses.
JM: An 11 AM kick against Missouri? That kinda sucks. The 2 PM start time for the Tulane game is kind of odd since it’s being broadcast on ESPN Plus.
JM: Tang has been taking some heat regarding these comments, but he’s just telling the truth. I appreciate that about him.
JM: Akot is a former five-star recruit in the class of 2017, ranked as the number 24 player overall in that class. He originally committed to Arizona before transferring to Boise State.
JM: T-minus 100 days until football kicks off. Can’t wait.
JM: Jerome Tang is attracting some big crowds on the Catbacker tour. The photo above was taken at the Kansas City stop at the stadium where Sporting KC plays.
JM: Here are some clips of the ring of honor class that were posted by K-State football….
JM: I will NEVER forget this play by Arthur Brown. He came in like a blur and made the tackle. Unreal.
JM: When talking about the greatest defensive player in K-State history, many will say it is Gary Spani. Others will say Terence Newman. Some will say Mark Simoneau. Darren Howard deserves to be in the conversation with those guys.
JM: Remember that run by Roberson? What a great game that was!
Congratulations to all of the ring of honor inductees. Thanks for the memories.