Bill Snyder's teams are usually under-the-radar, turning lesser known prospects into better on-field products. So it's not surprising that Kansas State falls far short of the Texas Longhorns or the Oklahoma Sooners on the instant grade charts that come after National Signing Day. However a "C-" is not likely what fans of the Wildcats were hoping for.
The team's scouting report writes, "Coming off a strong season on the field, Kansas State used that to land another solid junior college class that should see the field quickly. The first commit of their 2012 class was quarterback Tavarius Bender (Lincoln, Neb./Southwest), a dual-threat signal-caller who needs to improve his accuracy but is a good athlete with a powerful arm. With great measurables and getting a chance to participate in spring practices, he could be considered a player in the mold of current QB Collin Klein and possibly even develop into a better passer.
"Defensive tackle Travis Britz (Harrisonville, Mo.) is a good, tough and physical football player in the trenches and helps address some need on the defensive line. The Wildcats are also counting on juco recruits such as Marquez Clark (Texarkana, Texas/Navarro CC) and offensive tackle Tavon Rooks (Corsicana, Texas/ Navarro CC) to play a huge role next season."