Monday, April 29, 2013
Texas DB Wilson says yes to K-State
By Damon Sayles
With fewer than 700 students, Argyle (Texas) High School isn’t one of the biggest schools in Texas. Argyle, however, is producing FBS talent on the football field. Late Sunday, a third member of the 2014 class announced his commitment.
Safety Connor Wilson, who said he officially committed to Kansas State on Wednesday, is the Wildcats’ first recruit in the secondary and will join teammate Sam Sizelove, a linebacker who committed during Saturday’s spring game.
Wide receiver Ian Sadler, the third Argyle FBS commit, was the first of the three to make his decision. Sadler committed to Texas Tech on April 20.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Wilson, recruited by Kansas State associate head coach Sean Snyder, didn’t attend the spring game but attended a recent spring practice in Manhattan, Kan. It was the feeling he received in Manhattan and the overall atmosphere within the program that won him over.
“The way that the coaches and everyone there treats me and Sam -- like we’re five-star recruits -- made it feel like they really want us to be there,” Wilson said. “That’s probably the biggest thing. Also, I have a lot of respect for all their coaches, but especially the Snyders and Coach [Tom] Hayes, the safety coach.”
Kansas State will get a very active player in Wilson, an all-state defensive back who recorded 126 tackles and eight interceptions last season. He chose Kansas State over interest from Baylor, Texas Tech, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Navy and others.
Kansas State has seven commitments in the 2014 class.