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Freeman makes switch

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One of the biggest shockers of the recruiting process came down the pipe as Grandview, Mo., quarterback Josh Freeman pulled a big switch after being committed to Nebraska for several months and only days left before his graduation.
The four-star-rated Rivals100 gunslinger de-committed from Nebraska this evening and made his pledge to Kansas State. The No. 4 rated pro-style quarterback said that things started really moving along in the last week and he decided to go with his heart.
"I would have never thought in a hundred years that I would switch my commitment from Nebraska until coach Bill Snyder resigned," Freeman said. "They hired coach Ron Prince, and I had always gotten stuff with him at Virginia, but then he came to Kansas State."
"He's a young guy and the energy I felt from him was different. Nebraska is a great opportunity, but you only get to pick college once. I would hate to go to Nebraska and get redshirted. That was the vibe I was getting from the coaches."
The Wildcats made a big push for Freeman and playing time was the priority.
"Coach Prince said I was right in the running for the starting job," Freeman said.
"He said he had no allegiances because he just got there. It's about whoever works the hardest."
Freeman will also be stepping on the scene early for Kansas State. As a December graduate, the 6-foot-6, 231-pound prospect will be graduating tomorrow and then step foot on campus Jan. 11.
"I was trying to keep the whole situation quiet," he said. "I actually was down there yesterday for an unofficial visit. It would have been an official, but I forgot my transcripts. I'm ready to get there and get started."
Freeman is rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Missouri and the No. 94 overall prospect in the country.
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