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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Texas OG Reid Najvar flips commitment

By Sam Khan Jr.

Spring (Texas) Klein Oak offensive guard Reid Najvar has had a change of heart.

And it's a decision that has him Big 12 bound now.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound prospect committed to Kansas State on Wednesday, flipping from New Mexico, the school he originally committed to on Dec. 12, 2012.

And though Najvar originally pledged to the Lobos, Kansas State didn't come out of nowhere. Najvar said the Wildcats began recruiting him last February and continued to do so, culminating in an offer that they extended a week ago.

He took an unofficial visit over the summer to the campus and liked what he saw and now has his official visit set up for Jan. 25. Recruited by co-offensive coordinator Dana Dimel, Najvar is impressed by what the Wildcats have accomplished, leading him to the difficult choice to flip.

"It was kind of a tough decision," Najvar said. "They treated me like family, treated me really well at New Mexico. But at the same time, so did Kansas State. Looking at the program and how well it's done, in the next few years, I could really see myself with that program and being successful."

In addition to Kansas State and New Mexico, Najvar held offers from Air Force, Florida International, Louisiana Tech and Texas State. On Wednesday, Najvar posted "Big 12 here I come! #KansasState" on his Twitter page.

With signing day just weeks away, Najvar has no other visits scheduled and doesn't intend on taking any, saying "Definitely, this is it for me."

He likes the bright future he sees in Manhattan, Kan.

"I see that program building every year and being successful," Najvar said.