Salina (Kan.) Central running back Donnie Anders lit the state of Kansas on fire this year with his play for the Class 5A state champions as he rushed for 3,255 yards and 42 touchdowns during the Mustangs' march through an unbeaten season.
"Donnie received his first scholarship offer from K-State yesterday," Central head coach Marvin Deiner said. "Coach (Jim) Gush was through here yesterday and talked a lot with Donnie and me."
Deiner also said the Wildcat assistant coach talked at length with Anders about which position they want him for. "Coach Gush made it clear to Donnie that they are recruiting him as a running back. And that was important for him to hear. He wants to play running back."
Deiner said several schools are beginning to hop on the wagon now. "He's starting to get more and more interest from schools. Missouri and Wyoming are really showing a lot of interest. Nebraska asked for film last week. And I'm sure the new KU staff will try for him. (New Kansas) Coach (Mark) Mangino was here last spring and saw Donnie run. They'll try to get involved now that the staff is in place there."
While K-State is the only offer right now, Deiner sees that changing. "I'm sure the others will begin to offer shortly. I'm sure Donnie will want to hear all of the options he has before making a decision."
Anders has set up an official visit to K-State for Dec. 14.