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K-State first to offer Skyline's Kincade

12/19/2011

For someone who threw for 3,270 yards, 37 touchdowns and completed better than 70 percent of his passes, junior signal-caller Devante Kincade (Dallas/Skyline) is still something of an unknown in the realm of elite quarterbacks nationwide.

Part of the reason is because the 6-foot, 175-pound junior is still learning the position. Another reason could be because Kincade wasn’t a featured player at a major national quarterback camp over the summer. He participated in a few camps and also balanced his time playing AAU basketball.

Only recently have schools taken a good look at him, and late last week, Kincade picked up his first offer from Kansas State. Kincade said receivers coach Michael Smith has been his primary recruiter.

“Kansas State came to my school last week, and they told me they’d been looking at my film and liked what I’m doing,” Kincade said. “[Smith] said I could play any position, but I told them I’m going to college to play quarterback. He said that was fine with him.

“The whole thing made me feel relieved. My coaches are always telling me that the offers will come and that I’ve got more coming, but I just have to wait and see. Until then, I just have to do what I do.”

California, Baylor and Oregon have expressed heavy interest in Kincade. He also has heard from Clemson and Texas. Kincade led Skyline to a 14-1 record and a spot in the Fab 50. Skyline at one time was ranked as high as No. 8 in the country.