The Sport Effect

Kansas State Wildcats football recruiting Colby McCalister Shane Porter Seth Porter Chris Klieman Van Malone

On Sunday evening, Kansas State obtained its fourth commitment in the Class of 2022 when Friendswood, Texas cornerback Colby McCalister produced his verbal pledge to Chris Klieman and the Wildcats.

Even though K-State was the only FBS university to supply him, he was getting fascination from a handful of faculties.

“I had fascination from Rice, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and Military,” McCalister shared.

Long term competitors and his upcoming key have been the significant variables in his final decision to participate in for Van Malone in the secondary in Manhattan.

“I fully commited to K-State due to the fact that I’ll be ready to contend with some of the very best in the place at the best level,” McCalister reported. “I’m also looking to go into engineering and Kansas State presents it at the best level.”

His connection with Malone was also a contributor to him making the get in touch with in April. They had spoken with each other for months, even just before he was extended an supply.

“I’ve been ready to build a connection with Coach Malone for more than a yr now,” McCalister famous. “He has a whole lot of coaching encounter and is one of the finest. He is heading to help me produce as not only a excellent soccer player, but a excellent man.”

McCalister only had an supply from K-State for six days just before he selected to make it his long lasting residence for school.

“Kansas State was one of my top rated faculties for a extended time,” he spelled out. “The atmosphere and electrical power that Kansas State provides captivated me the most and the enthusiast foundation is incredibly supportive. I have confidence in the overall personnel that I will be in excellent palms.”

He hails from the very same high university as recent Wildcat wander-ons Shane Porter and Seth Porter.

Shane was a senior this yr and was a workforce captain when I was a sophomore,” McCalister said. “He is a excellent chief and taught me a whole lot heading into my initially yr of varsity.”

When watching his tape, it is challenging to not observe his physicality. The Wildcats did as properly.

“My most significant power is my physicality and becoming ready to get off blocks speedily and tackling,” McCalister agreed.

Versatility is key with most Wildcat defensive backs under Chris Klieman and McCalister thinks he is no distinct.

“I’m a do something sort of cornerback,” he described. “I can line up head up on the exterior which is my key placement, but I can also guard receivers in the slot at nickel.”