It appears Bill Snyder is creating a pipeline from Blue Springs, Missouri to Manhattan, Kansas.
Elijah Lee is the newest commitment for the Wildcats after committing to Kansas State on Tuesday. Lee, who plays for the state champion Blue Springs High School, is teammates with K-State committed running back Dalvin Warmack. Each currently have three-star tags on them by Rivals.com but both have high expectations at the college level. He chose K-State over Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska. Toledo and Wyoming had early offers in on him, too.
The 6-3, 210 weak side defensive end racked up big stats last season, accumulating 71 tackles and 18.5 sacks. Of his 71 tackles, a staggering 33.5 were for loss. He has a ton of potential to be a very good player on the college level, something he intends to prove at two combines in St. Louis and Chicago this spring.
Coach Del Miller was the first to hear of the commitment. “He was happy and said I was a great fit for their defense,” Lee told GoPowercat.com. “Both Coach Miller and Coach [Kelly] Donohoe said bringing my All-American abilities and leadership will do nothing but help the program.
Lee becomes the fourth commitment to Snyder’s program. Warmack, Dalton Risner and Robert Casteneda are the other three recruits. While the “stars” are not necessarily there according to the recruiting services, few disagree that K-State has added some very good football players in the early going of the 2014 recruiting class.