Feb. 7, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. -
Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder announced Thursday the list of 26 student-athletes who have committed to be part of the program next fall. The list includes 11 community-college transfer students, one transfer from a four-year institution and 14 incoming freshmen.
NCAA rules do not allow the release of four additional commitments who will be mid-term enrollees along with several quality young men who have chosen to walk-on.
Coach Bill Snyder on the 2002 Kansas State Recruiting Class
"As is the case each and every year, the true quality of this class will not be determined for a couple of years when each of these young men will have had the opportunity to mature into and become more familiar with our program.
"Far more than athletic ability enters into the success a young person achieves in a major university athletic program. The development of a strong set of intrinsic values creates the foundation for making a successful transition to this level. This collection of student-athletes would appear to possess collectively such a value system.
"This appears to be a talented group of student-athletes, all of whom seem to be quality young men with a competitive desire to contribute to the continued success of Kansas State football. They also appear, to the man, to have a genuine concern for their own academic successes.
"Our goal has always been to develop and maintain a quality program around class people who will represent Kansas State well as athletes, students and individuals. This class, as have others, seems to possess the values that fall in line with that philosophy."
Notes on the 2002 Wildcat Recruiting Class
* By position, there are eight offensive linemen, seven defensive backs, four wide receivers, four defensive tackles, two running backs, two linebackers, one defensive end, one tight end and one quarterback.
*States represented in the group (by hometown) are Kansas (8), Florida (6), Texas (5), Missouri (3), Hawaii (2), Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, California, Arizona and Washington, D.C.
* OL Peni Holakeituai attended Ricks (Idaho) College, the same school attended by current Wildcat QB Marc Dunn... WR Tony Madison and OL Michael Weiner are coming to K-State from Highland Community College... WR Hammond Thomas attended Lee HS in Baytown, Texas, the same school attended by current Wildcat QB and his cousin, Ell Roberson... RB Donnie Anders and current K-State CB Terence Newman both attended Salina Central HS... WR James Terry joined Butler County CC teammate DT Jermaine Berry as part of the K-State recruiting class... Olathe North HS recruit DB Maurice Mack will be reunited with former teammates QB Brian McCall and RB Darren Sproles on the '02 Wildcat squad.
*OL Michael Weiner is the younger brother of former Wildcat Todd Weiner (1995-97), who is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks... QB Dylan Meier is the younger brother of former K-State TE Shad Meier (1997-2000), who is now with the Tennessee Titans.
*The recruiting class is ranked 15th in the nation by Rivals.com, including the best in the nation on the offensive line.
|Donnie ANDERS||RB||5-10||180||Salina, Kan.||Salina Central HS|
|Brandon ARCHER||LB||6-2||215||St. Paul, Minn.||Cretin-Durham HS|
|Jermaine BERRY||DT||6-0||295||Wichita, Kan.||Butler County CC / Wichita North HS|
|Jon BEUTHIN||OL||6-6||265||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Northwest HS|
|Andrew BULMAN||DT||6-3||275||Milton, Mass.||L.A. Valley Coll. / Syracuse / Boston College HS|
|Jeromey CLARY||OL||6-7||290||Mansfield, Texas||Mansfield HS|
|John COOPER||WR||6-3||190||Miami, Fla.||Pasadena (Calif.) City Coll. / Miami Senior HS|
|Daniel DAVIS||RB||6-0||215||Stafford, Va.||Garden City CC / North Carolina / Brooke Point HS|
|Quintin ECHOLS||DT||6-2||300||Fort Worth, Texas||O.D. Wyatt HS|
|Brandon GRANDBERRY||DB||6-0||175||Crowley, Texas||Crowley HS|
|Thad HEDGPETH||OL||6-4||300||Lumberton, N.C.||Lumberton HS|
|Peni HOLAKEITUAI||OL||6-6||310||Waipahu, Hawaii||Ricks (Idaho) Coll. / Waipahu HS|
|Kevin HUNTLEY||DE||6-8||250||Washington, D.C.||Valley Forge Military (Pa.) / Carroll HS|
|Randy JORDAN||DB||6-2||175||Tulare, Calif.||Bakersfield (Calif.) Coll. / Tulare Union HS|
|Jesse KEAULANA-KAMAKEA||OL||6-3||270||Waimanalo, Hawaii||San Francisco City Coll. / Kailua HS|
|Ryan LILJA||OL||6-3||300||Lake Quivira, Kan.||Coffeyville CC / Shawnee Mission Northwest HS|
|Sean LOWE||LB||6-3||225||Arlington, Texas||Lamar HS|
|Maurice MACK||DB||6-0||195||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe North HS|
|Tony MADISON||WR||6-3||195||Florissant, Mo.||Highland CC / McCluer North HS|
|Justin McKINNEY||DB||5-10||180||Sanford, Fla.||Seminole HS|
|Rimmon McNEESE||TE||6-2||218||Grandview, Mo.||Grandview HS|
|Dylan MEIER||QB||6-4||190||Pittsburg, Kan.||Pittsburg HS|
|Noah STROZIER||DB||6-0||180||Kansas City, Mo.||Rockhurst HS|
|James TERRY||WR||6-5||180||Homestead, Fla.||Butler County CC / South Dade HS|
|Hammond THOMAS||WR||6-2||170||Baytown, Texas||Lee HS|
|Michael WEINER||OL||6-5||265||Boca Raton, Fla.||Highland CC / Olympic Heights HS|
RB * 5-10 *180 *Salina, Kan.
Salina Central HS
SALINA CENTRAL HS - Ranked 27th in the nation among all-purpose backs by Rivals100.com web site... Also on state of Kansas top 11 by Rivals.com... Listed 64th among top players in Midlands area by SuperPrep magazine... Honorable mention All-Midlands by PrepStar... Member of Topeka Capital-Journal's Top 11 All-State squad... First team All-State player who was named Kansas Offensive Player of the Year... First team all-area and all-county selection...
First team All-I-70 League player, who had 3,255 yards and 42 TDs as a senior... Mustangs went 12-0 and won Class 5-A state title in 2001... Rushed for 327 yards and five TDs in state title game... Mustangs also won Kansas 5-A title in his sophomore year...
Finished career with 4,542 yards and 54 touchdowns... Had a 347-yard game against Great Bend HS that included 50 carries and five touchdowns... Lettered in football for three seasons, including two years as a starter... High school coach was Marvin Diener... Also lettered four seasons in track and field and once in basketball.
PERSONAL - Born 8/16/83 in Salina, Kan... Parents are Donnie and Jackie Anders... Hopes for a career in dentistry after playing in the NFL... Volunteers as a coach at the local YMCA.
LB * 6-2 *215 *St. Paul, Minn.
CRETIN-DURHAM HS - Ranked 35th in the nation among outside linebackers by Rivals.com web site... Listed 48th in Midwest region by SuperPrep magazine... First team All-America selection... Also earned All-Metro, all-state and all-conference honors... Raiders were state champions his sophomore year, runners-up his junior year and reached quarterfinals last season...
Had 85 tackles, four interceptions, 10 TFLs and scored two defensive touchdowns his senior year... Also had five offensive scores... Had 120 tackles as a junior, including 22 in a single game... High school coach was Rich Kallok.
PERSONAL - Born 10/30/83 in Minneapolis, Minn... Parents are Phillip and Sandra Archer... Hopes to major in architectural engineering at K-State... Brother, Phillip Jr., is a linebacker at Minnesota... Hobbies include cars, cooking and drawing... Member of Junior ROTC, Pride Diversity Group and is a volunteer for the Lutheran Brotherhood.
DT *6-0 * 295 *Wichita, Kan.
Butler County CC / Wichita North HS
BUTLER COUNTY CC - Listed 59th among top 100 junior-college prospects in the nation by SuperPrep magazine... Listed 42nd on JCFootball.com web site listing top 101 juco prospects in nation...
Had 166 tackles with 10 sacks as a freshman... All-conference selection as a sophomore with 101 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 6 sacks... Grizzlies went 10-2 in 2001, including a win in the Jayhawk Conference championship...
WICHITA NORTH HS - All-State player while at North... Played in Kansas Shrine Bowl as a senior... Also wrestled, was state runner-up twice.
PERSONAL - Born 2/28/82... Parents are William and Terresa Berry.
OL *6-6 * 265 *Overland Park, Kan.
Blue Valley Northwest HS
BLUE VALLEY NORTHWEST HS - Ranked 59th in the nation among offensive tackles by Rivals100.com web site... Listed 69th in Midlands area by SuperPrep magazine...
Member of Kansas City All-Metro teams by MetroSports, Kansas City Star and K.C. Sports & Fitness magazine... Selected on All-Class 6-A squad by Topeka Capital-Journal as senior after earning honorable mention as junior... Earned Huskies' "Pancake Award" as a senior... Two-time first team selection for All-Eastern Kansas League... Two-time All-Sun Country offensive lineman... Played in 2002 Shrine Bowl... High school coach was Tenney Dewey... Also lettered twice in track and field, competing in the shot put and discus.
PERSONAL - Born 1/12/84 in Davenport, Iowa... Parents are Michael and Christine Beuthin... Father, Michael, played football at Purdue from 1971 through 1975... Enjoys working with computers... Hopes to major in construction science management... Serves as a reading mentor for grade-school children as part of "Shoulder Pads and Paragraphs" program... Also works with Special Olympics and with his church youth group.
DT *6-3 * 275 *Milton, Mass.
L.A. Valley College / Syracuse / Boston College HS
L.A. VALLEY COLLEGE - Ranked 39th among non-high school prospects by Rivals.com web site... Participated in spring drills, but did not play during 2001 season... Solid performer in weight room... Comes to K-State with two years to play two seasons... Also received offers from Ohio State and Kansas.
SYRACUSE - Appeared in one game during 2000 season, making two tackles, including one solo stop... Redshirted in 1999
BOSTON COLLEGE HS - SuperPrep and PrepStar prospect on defensive line... Lettered for three seasons, started for two... High school coach was Jim Cotter... Also lettered in track and field... Set state lifting record in high school... Member of Key Society and wellness committee.
PERSONAL - Born 10/27/80 in Washington, D.C... Parents are Mark and Patricia Bulman... Enjoys lifting weights and fishing... Brother, Tim, plays for Boston College.
OL *6-7 * 290 *Mansfield, Texas
MANSFIELD HS - All-Midlands Region honoree by PrepStar magazine... Listed by Fort Worth Star Telegram among top 100 prospects in Texas and top 75 in area... Ranked 41st among offensive-tackle prospects by Rivals.com web site...
Honorable mention academic all-state... Carries a GPA above a 3.50... First team all-area and All-District 7-5A pick as senior... Second team all-district as a junior... Named offensive MVP for Tigers as a senior... Played in Coca-Cola All-Star Game after senior season... Lettered for two seasons... High school coach was Jim Burkholder.
PERSONAL - Born 11/5/83 in Lincoln, Neb... Parents are Jerome and Debra Clary.
WR *6-3 *190 * Miami, Fla.
Pasadena (Calif.) City Coll. / Miami Senior HS
PASADENA CITY COLL. - Ranked 49th among non-high school prospects nationally by Rivals.com web site... Lettered twice for Lancers... Played only four games and had 22 catches for 252 yards and four TDs in those games... Had six catches during his freshman year... Junior college coach was Tom Mahr.
MIAMI SENIOR HS - Lettered and started for two seasons... First team all-conference selection and third team All-Dade County pick... Played in Nike All-Star Game... Had 30 catches for 730 yards as a senior... Had four catches for three TDs in a first-round playoff game... High school coach was Nigel Dunn.
PERSONAL - Born 8/16/79 in Miami, Fla... Parents are John Henry Cooper and Margaret Moore... Seeks career either in the NFL or in broadcasting after college... Relative of former Miami Dolphin Nat Moore.
RB *6-0 *215 * Stafford, Va.
Garden City CC / North Carolina / Brooke Point HS
GARDEN CITY CC - A five-star rated running back by Rivals.com web site... Also ranked 11th nationally among non-high school prospects by Rivals... Rushed for 914 yards in 2000, helping Garden City to an appearance in the national title game... Did not play in 2001... Junior college coach was Bob Larson.
NORTH CAROLINA - Started two games and played in eight as a true freshman for Tar Heels in 1999... Led UNC in rushing with 303 yards on 69 carries (4.4 avg)... Scored two TDs rushing with a longest carry of 38 yards... Also had three catches for 20 yards and one kick return for 18 yards... Tar Heels finished 3-8 overall and 2-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference in '99.
BROOKE POINT HS - All-America selection by Parade and Street and Smith's magazines... Gatorade and USA Today Player of the Year in Virginia... Washington Post Offensive Player of the Year as a senior... First team all-state selection three times, all-district pick four times and all-region selection four times... Was named district player of the year four times... Finished career with then-Virginia state record 7,058 yards and 104 touchdowns... Rushed for 2,039 yards and 33 TDs as a senior... Had 1,550 yards and 20 TDs in junior season... High school coach was Tom Berry.
PERSONAL - Born 3/21/80 in Fairfax, Va... Parents are Ervin Tasker and Porsha Davis... One of 12 children, including seven brothers.. Worked in a day care facility for 3-1/2 years.
DT *6-2 *300 * Fort Worth, Texas
O.D. Wyatt HS
WYATT HS - Ranked 40th nationally among prospects at DT by Rivals.com web site... Was 52nd among Texas state prospects in SuperPrep magazine... All-Midlands Region selection by PrepStar... Defensive MVP in District 7-4A... Twice was team captain... Coca-Cola All-Star Game participant...
Finished senior season with 71 tackles, 11 sacks and three fumble recoveries... Had 69 tackles, including seven sacks as junior... Also had a pair of interceptions as a junior and returned one 66 yards for a TD, an accomplishment he lists as his greatest sports thrill thus far...
Started all four years in football... High school coach was Lewis Hayes... Also lettered in track and field... District shot put champion in 2000 and 2001... Placed third in 2001 Texas Relays and had longest throw in the Metroplex area at 62-0.50.
PERSONAL - Born 7/8/84 in Fort Worth, Texas... Parents are James and Dorothy Lang... Relative of former K-State CB Joe Gordon.
DB *6-0 *175 * Crowley, Texas
CROWLEY HS - Listed 28th among cornerback prospects nationally by Rivals.com web site... Was 29th among Texas state prospects by SuperPrep magazine... Listed 16th among skill athletes on SuperPrep All-America list... All-Midlands Region selection by PrepStar magazine... Offensive Player of the Year by Fort Worth Star-Telegram after rushing for 1,846 yards and averaging 12.9 yards per carry as a QB for Eagles... Named MVP in District 8-4A... Member of top 75 list in area... Member of CBS Sportsline.com all-region team... Had 33 tackles and three interceptions as senior...
Had 245 yards in a game in which Crowley set a state record with 700 yards rushing... High school coach was Brad McCone... Also lettered three seasons in basketball.
PERSONAL - Born 6/12/84 in Fort Worth, Texas... Parents are Lionell and Sharon Grandberry... Seeks successful career in business after graduation.
OL *6-4 *300 * Lumberton, N.C.
LUMBERTON HS - Ranked 63rd among offensive guard prospects nationally by Rivals.com web site... Named Offensive Player of Year for Pirates his senior year... Selected all-region, all-county and All-Two Rivers Conference as both a junior and senior... Honorable mention All-Conference as a sophomore... Graded out at 96 percent on O-Line as a senior... Started and lettered for three seasons... High school coach was Jeff Smouse... Also lettered in track & field and wrestling.
PERSONAL - Born 5/12/83 in Laurinburg, N.C... Parents are Robert and Melinda Hedgpeth... Enjoys hunting in his spare time.
OL *6-6 *310 * Waipahu, Hawaii
Ricks (Idaho) College / Waipahu HS
RICKS COLLEGE - A five-star prospect as listed by Rivals.com web site... Ranked 12th among non-high school prospects by Rivals... Ranked 30th nationally on Top 101 list by JCFootball.com web site... Listed 54th among JuCo To 100 by SuperPrep... Was a teammate of current Wildcat QB Marc Dunn at Ricks... Junior college coach was Ron Haun.
WAIPAHU HS - All-state selection for Marauders... Defensive lineman of the year pick... Earned Mr. Hustle Award in high school... Started and lettered twice at Waipahu... High school coach was DeLos Reyes.
PERSONAL - Born 5/27/78 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Father is Luti Holakeituai... Hopes to major in criminal justice at K-State... Cousin of former K-State lineman and current Arizona Cardinal Mario Fatafehi.
DE *6-8 *250 * Washington, D.C.
Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Coll. / Carroll HS
VALLEY FORGE MILITARY COLL. - Two-year starter at Valley Forge in Wayne, Pa... Recorded 10.5 sacks to lead the Seaboard Conference as a sophomore last season... Finished with 42 tackles as sophomore, while causing three fumbles and recovering two... Had four sacks among his 30 tackles his freshman year... Coach was Jim Burner.
ARCHBISHOP CARROLL HS - Second team All-WCAC selection as a senior... Earned honorable mention all-conference as a junior... Lettered for three seasons, including two as a starter for the Lions... Finished his high-school career with 15 sacks, including eight in his senior season... High school coach was Dwayne Easter.
PERSONAL - Born 4/8/82 in Washington, D.C... Mother is Tonya Huntley... Would like a position in the criminal justice system after a potential career in the NFL... Late father, Clarence Barbour, played high school football, which Huntley says is what got him started in the game... Involved in community service projects while at Carroll... Member of Black Student Union at Valley Forge.
DB *6-2 *175 * Tulare, Calif.
Bakersfield (Calif.) Coll. / Tulare Union HS
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE - Ranked 42nd among non-high school prospects nationally by Rivals.com web site... Listed 23rd among top junior-college prospects nationally by JCFootball.com and is second among cornerbacks... All-Western States Conference pick... Also participated in track and field.
Renegades went 9-2 in 2001 and won Shrine Potato Bowl over Antelope Valley... BC was 9-1 in regular season in 2000... Junior college coach was Dallas Grider.
TULARE UNION HS - Defensive MVP of EYL... First team All-Valley selection and was a member of the all-area team... Also lettered in track and basketball... High school coach was Darren Bennett.
PERSONAL - Born 4/25/82 in Hayward, Calif... Parents are Randy Jordan and Tara Vann... Oldest of five children.
OL *6-3 * 270 * Waimanalo, Hawaii
San Francisco City Coll. / Kailua HS
SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE - Ranked 69th among non-high school prospects by Rivals.com web site... Listed 72nd in SuperPrep magazine's JuCo top 100...
Started 24 straight games for the Rams, allowing only three sacks in two seasons... First team All-Golden Gate Conference as a sophomore... S.F. City was 24-0 over the past two seasons... Junior college coach was George Rush.
KAILUA HS - Lettered all four seasons in football for the Surfriders... Second team all-conference selection who helped Kailua go 10-1 his senior season... Had 13 sacks as a senior... High school coach was Darren Johnson.
PERSONAL - Born 2/27/81 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Parents are David Keaulana and Doreen Kamakea... Enjoys golf and swimming in his free time.
OL *6-3 * 300 * Lake Quivira, Kan.
Coffeyville CC / Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
COFFEYVILLE CC - Started and lettered for two seasons... Named Red Ravens' outstanding offensive lineman as a sophomore, when the team finished 7-4 and won the Heart of Texas Bowl... Second team All-Jayhawk Conference in 2001 after earning honorable mention all-conference as a freshman... Played both guard and tackle while at Coffeyville... Junior college coach was Jeff Leiker.
SHAWNEE MISSION NORTHWEST HS - Second team All-Sunflower League defensive lineman in 1999... Also earned honorable mention league honors on offense... Started and lettered for three seasons... High school coach was Scott Diebold... Also earned one letter in golf.
PERSONAL - Born 10/15/81 in Kansas City, Mo... Mother is Linda Lilja... Enjoys fishing and golfing.
LB *6-3 * 225 * Arlington, Texas
LAMAR HS - Ranked 52nd among inside linebackers nationally by Rivals.com web site... Member of Dallas Morning News All-Area Team... Listed as a prospect on the top 75 list by the Fort Worth Star Telegram... Defensive MVP of team... Had 96 tackles and four sacks as a senior... Started and lettered for three seasons... High school coach was Eddie Peach.
PERSONAL - Born 11/16/83 in Arlington, Texas... Parents are Jay and Sherry Lowe... Hopes to major in business at K-State... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and his church youth group.
DB *6-0 * 195 * Olathe, Kan.
Olathe North HS
OLATHE NORTH HS - Listed 30th nationally among cornerback prospects by Rivals.com web site... Won the Tony Simone Award as best player in K.C. Metro area... Player of the Year honoree by Kansas City Star, K.C. Sports and Fitness magazine and MetroSports... Also made All-Metro teams by those media... Kansas Class 6-A Offensive Player of the Year... Member of Kansas Top 11 team named by Topeka Capital-Journal... Super 11 pick by the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame... Ranked 54th in SuperPrep's Midlands region list... All-Midlands Region DB selection by PrepStar magazine... First team All-State, All-Metro and All-Sunflower League as junior and senior... Was Sophomore of the Year in Sunflower League... Eagles have been back-to-back Kansas Class 6-A champions in 2000 and 2001.
Rushed for 2,089 yards and 24 touchdowns as a running back last season... Also went 3-for-3 passing for three TDs... Was the third-leading tackler on the team as a DB, including four interceptions... Rushed for 979 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior... Combined for five interceptions his sophomore and junior years... High school coach was Gene Weir... Also lettered three years in basketball and four years in track... Was All-Metro in long jump and on 4x100 relay.
PERSONAL - Born 9/11/83 in Kansas City, Kan... Parents are Melvin and Rosie Mack... Has two older siblings... Enjoys watching wrestling on TV... Member of church youth group and a peer-mediation group at Olathe North.
WR *6-3 * 195 * Florissant, Mo.
Highland CC / McCluer North HS
HIGHLAND CC - Ranked 65th on the JC Top 101 list by JCFootball.com web site... All-American by JC Gridwire magazine... Listed 65th on JuCo Top 100 by SuperPrep magazine...
First team All-Jayhawk Conference receiver after leading the league in receptions per game (38 in eight games)... Ranked second in the league in receiving yards per game with 664 (83.0 ypg) and finished with seven TDs... Also led Jayhawk Conference in all-purpose yards with 153.8 ypg after posting 399 kick-return yards (league-leading 26.6 avg), 75 on punt returns and 92 yards rushing... Scored nine touchdowns in eight games... Had an HCC record five TDs in a nine-catch, 200-yard game against Independence...
As a freshman, earned honorable mention All-America honors and was an honorable-mention pick as a return specialist... Had 41 catches for 817 yards and 13 TDs in 2000... Finished as HCC's career leader in receiving TDs with 20... Was Scotties' Offensive MVP for two seasons... Junior college coach was Marty Allen.
McCLEUR NORTH HS - Lettered for three seasons and started for two... High school coach was Jim Shottmueller.
PERSONAL - Born 3/16/82 in St. Louis, Mo... Parents are Dwayne and Katie Madison... Enjoys playing video games.
DB *5-10 * 180 * Sanford, Fla.
SEMINOLE HS - Ranked 70th nationally among cornerback prospects by Rivals.com web site... All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStar magazine... First team all-state selection at DB... Also earned first team All-Seminole County and all-conference honors... First team all-district selection...
Had 79 tackles with five interceptions and a pair of touchdowns as a senior... Credited with 57 tackles and six interceptions... Scored five touchdowns as a junior... Lettered four seasons and started for three... High school coach was Jim Bernhard.
PERSONAL - Born 11/23/83 in Tampa, Fla... Parents are Michael and Darlene McKinney... Hopes to study sports psychology at K-State in preparation for a career in a sports-related field.... Uncle, Greg Jefferson, was a DE for the Philadelphia Eagles.
TE * 6-2 * 218 * Grandview, Mo.
GRANDVIEW HS - Ranked 24th among tight end prospects nationally by Rivals.com web site... Listed 34th on Midlands region list by SuperPrep magazine... All-Midlands Region TE selection by PrepStar magazine... First team all-conference selection as a junior and senior... Honorable mention All-Metro selection as junior and senior... Had 39 catches for 795 yards and 10 TDs in his senior season... Team captain... Started and lettered for three seasons... Also lettered in track and field for three years.
PERSONAL - Born 2/14/84 in Kansas City, Mo... Parents are Reginald and Pamela McNeese... Enjoys working with computers... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
QB *6-4 * 190 * Pittsburg, Kan.
PITTSBURG HS - Ranked 80th by Rivals.com web site on its list of top athletes... Member of the Kansas Top 11 by the Topeka Capital-Journal... Two-time first team all-state selection... Honorable mention All-American by SuperPrep magazine... Honorable mention All-Midlands Region by PrepStar magazine...
Was the first 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher in the SEK Conference... Directed Pittsburg to back-to-back appearances in the Class 5-A state title game... As a senior, threw for 1,465 yards and 14 TDs, while rushing for 935 yards and 10 TDs... Three-year starter for the Dragons... High school coach was Merle Clark... Also lettered three times in baseball, twice in basketball and once in track.
PERSONAL - Born 3/16/84 in Pittsburg, Kan... Parents are Dennis and Valerie Meier... Brother, Shad, played tight end at K-State (1997-2000) and played for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL in 2001... Member of the National Honor Society.
DB *6-0 * 180 * Kansas City, Mo.
ROCKHURST HS - SuperPrep All-American ranked 24th among defensive backs nationally... Rated 58th nationally among cornerback prospects by Rivals.com web site... Ranked 24th among prospects in Midlands region by SuperPrep magazine... Honorable mention all-state selection... First team All-Metro and all-district... Finished career with 10 interceptions... One interception was returned for a TD in the state title game his junior season...
Played on same Hawklets' defense as Wildcat redshirt freshman DE Scott Edmonds... Lettered for three seasons and started his last two... High school coach was K-State alumnus Tony Severino... Also lettered for three seasons in basketball and one year in track and field.
PERSONAL - Born 7/30/83 in Kansas City, Mo... Parents are Charles and Brenda Strozier... Has two younger brothers... Uncle, Art Strozier, was a TE for Wildcats from 1965 through 1967... Sings in a choir... Serves as a Spanish teacher for fifth- and sixth-graders.
WR *6-5 * 180 * Homestead, Fla.
Butler County CC / South Dade HS
BUTLER COUNTY CC - Ranked 68th on JCFootball.com web site's JC Top 101 list of national prospects... Finished sophomore season among Jayhawk Conference leaders in receiving... All-Jayhawk Conference selection... Had 32 catches for 581 yards (18.2 avg) and league-high eight touchdowns in nine games last season for league champs... Lettered and started for two seasons... Junior college coach was Troy Morrell.
SOUTH DADE HS - Gridiron All-America pick... Earned all-state, All-Dade County and all-conference honors... Played QB in high school, throwing for 3,952 yards and 38 TDs, while running for 15... As a senior, threw for 1,798 yards with 20 TDs and rushed for 742 yards... Three-year letterman and starter for Buccaneers... High school coach was Dan Drinkhahn... Also lettered three seasons in basketball.
PERSONAL - Born 9/6/81 in Miami, Fla... Parents are Jerry and Bernice Terry... Youngest of four brothers.
WR *6-2 * 170 * Baytown, Texas
LEE HS - Ranked 82nd by Rivals.com web site on list of receivers... Honorable mention All-Midlands Region by PrepStar... Second team all-state selection... Earned first team all-conference recognition...
Finished two-year prep career with 89 catches for 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns... Had 58 catches for 915 yards and nine scores as a senior... Accounted for all three of Lee's TDs in a 21-14 win over Deer Park... Each of his three catches went for scores and totaled 211 yards...
Attended same high school and is the cousin of current Wildcat QB Ell Roberson... High school coach was Dick Olin... Also lettered twice each in basketball and track and field for the Ganders.
PERSONAL - Born 2/19/84 in Baytown, Texas... Parents are Hank and Wonda Thomas... Has three older siblngs... Hopes to major in chemical engineering at K-State, following in the footsteps of his father, who is a chemist.
OL *6-5 * 265 * Boca Raton, Fla.
Highland CC / Olympic Heights HS
HIGHLAND CC - Played only one season for Scotties... Earned All-Jayhawk Conference recognition... Junior college coach was Marty Allen... Highland had top passing offense in the Jayhawk Conference in 2001.
OLYMPIC HEIGHTS HS - Voted most valuable lineman on team... Was all-county and all-conference pick for Lions... Was a member of an O-line that helped a teammate finish as the leading rusher in the state of Florida one season... Led team in pancake-blocks... Had 15 sacks as a defensive lineman... Lettered and started for three seasons... High school coach was Willie Dodaro.