Castle Rock (Colo.) Douglas County linebacker Ross Diehl added several scholarship offers during the May evaluation period and he decided it was time to end the process.
“I committed to Kansas State just two days ago,” the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Diehl said. “I just felt like it was the best place for me to spend my college years. I really like the program and the coaches. The program wins a lot of games and is always in the polls and the coaches are really nice and tried hard to help me see more than wins and losses.
“When I was up there for their spring game in May and I felt Manhattan was a really nice town. It’s a nice area and offers me the chance to do some hunting and fishing. There are a lot of opportunities around there for outdoors stuff when I get a chance.”
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The decision came down to two schools after having scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Kansas, San Diego State and Wyoming in addition to the offer from the Wildcats.
“It was between K-State and CSU. I wanted to play in the Big 12. So, it really was pretty easy. Those two have been my favorite teams for a long time. K-State just seemed like a great place. And being in the Big 12, it’s a big conference and they play at a high level all the time. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Diehl was recruited to play inside linebacker.
“I’ve played there since I was eight years old,” he said. “That’s the only position I’ve ever played. I really enjoy it and I wouldn’t pick anywhere else, if you let me. I don’t know what kind of stats I have had, even from last year. I don’t keep record of the stats. I just want to get to the ball and stop it.”