Kansas State Football: Help is on the way for 2021 season

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Kansas State Wildcats running back Deuce Vaughn (22) – Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 season could bring reinforcements to the Kansas State football team after departures crushed program depth.

After being beset by depth-crushing program losses, either through injury, opt-out, transfer, or both, Kansas State football can look toward 2021 knowing reinforcements are on the way to replenish the program that has had to put to use every player on their roster just to get through games. Adversity can bring a team together, and the way this Kansas State team has fought through this season, hope lay just beyond the horizon.

What position groups appear to be in a good place and what position groups still need help and reinforcements for next season and into the future?

What position groups appear to be getting stronger for the 2021 season and beyond?

Running Back 

As all programs did, the Wildcats had four roster opt-outs to begin the season. Of those four, only freshman running back Joe Ervin ‘remains’ with the program. The other three, Thomas Grayson, Jonathan Alexander, and Matthew Pola-Mao have announced their intentions to transfer.

After rebuilding the entire position group entering last season, the Wildcats have again had to deal shorthanded with the two departures, relying on freshman Deuce Vaughn and senior Harry Trotter to shoulder the burden of the running game. Ervin’s return combined with Vaughn and Keyon Mozzee provides the program with the bodies needed to get through the season. Webb City (MO) Devrin Weathers is currently committed to the Cats as a running back for the 2021 class.

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