Friday was another busy day on the recruiting trail for Kansas State’s football program.
The Wildcats added two more commitments to their 2020 class, upping their total to 10 thus far. The two commits, DeMarrquese Hayes and Jeremiah Harris, share two similarities: Both are from Texas, and both play linebacker.
Hayes was the first to give his pledge Friday afternoon with a message posted to his personal Twitter account.
“This has been a long, stressful process, but it was all worth it in the end!” Hayes wrote, going on to thank his coaches, family, friends and fans. He then announced his commitment to K-State — in all caps.
He ended by tipping his cap to the Wildcats’ staff.
“(I would) like (to) thank all of the Kansas State coaching staff for believing in me and trusting me!” Hayes wrote.
A 6-foot-1, 193-pound defender, Hayes plays for La Vega High School in Waco, Texas. He’s a three-star prospect according to both Rivals and 247Sports.
Harris followed with his own commitment Friday night, which he also announced on Twitter.
“I would like to give all praise to my God above for guiding me through this process,” Harris wrote. “To my coaches and teammates, I love and thank you. To my Mom, brother, and family, thank you for never giving up on your baby boy. I love you more than you know.”
Harris’ tweet included a video which revealed his commitment to the Wildcats.
Harris, who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, stars at Shadow Creek High School in Pearland, Texas. Like Hayes, he’s tabbed as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports.
The 247Sports Composite pegs him as the No. 35 inside linebacker nationally and the No. 146 player in Texas in the 2020 class. Rivals is even higher on Harris, rating him as the No. 87 prospect in Texas in this cycle.
K-State beat out a plethora of Power 5 schools to land his commit. Harris also had offers from, among others, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Missouri and Minnesota.
The Texas two-step of linebacker commits Friday gives the Wildcats four pledges in four days: in-state lineman Talor Warner committed Monday and defensive lineman Ronald Triplette followed Wednesday. (Harris and Triplette are teammates at Shadow Creek.)
K-State’s four aforementioned commits this week brings the Wildcats’ class up to 10, adding to a group that also includes defensive end Nate Matlack, tight end Christian Moore, athlete Makholven Sonn, star Manhattan High offensive lineman Sam Shields and running backs Chris “Deuce” Vaughn and Keyon Mozee.