KSU throws hat in ring for Bourbon

Potosi, Mo., three-star running back Brandon Bourbon is officially red hot on the recruiting trail. With offers already on the table from BYU, Kansas, Missouri, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Harvard and Penn, Bourbon added another Big 12 offer to his list on Wednesday.
"Kansas State just offered me," Bourbon, the nation's No. 55 running back, said Wednesday night.
"I just got off the phone with Del Miller, and he told me I have an offer. Of course my coach already knew because they told him they were going to offer me, so I knew it was coming. They were down at school last Tuesday and I got a chance to bump into coach Miller, so that was a pretty fast offer I thought."
But Miller told Bourbon he liked what he saw.
"He said he watched (my tape) when he got home from his visit here and sent it straight to Bill Snyder. He said it was good enough that it didn't need to go through the usual process."
Bourbon hasn't been shy about saying he's really interested in the offers he has from Missouri, Vanderbilt and Kansas. But he said the K-State offer does rank up there in that same group.
"I know they've had the biggest turnaround in college football history with coach Snyder there," Bourbon said. "And there is an opportunity to play quickly there, too. It definitely is an offer that compares with my other favorites. There's a lot to like about Bill Snyder's program."
He's also had glowing comments about Missouri, Vanderbilt and Kansas in the past.
"Nashville was a very clean and nice city," he said. "I just liked everything I saw up there. I've always been a Mizzou fan. I have been able to talk to the coaching staff the past few days, and they're very friendly. I'm glad they're excited about me as well.
"I have seen Kansas play on TV, so I wanted to see their place. They told me I had a scholarship offer and that was huge to me. I really liked everything I saw and everything facility-wise."
As a junior, Bourbon rushed for around 2,400 yards and 29 touchdowns. He's being recruited as a running back by most schools, but he also could easily project as an athlete.
"I'm more of a hybrid-type back," Bourbon said. "You see my tape, and sure, there are just a bunch of long runs. But I can do a lot of other things, I can be shifty and make cuts and read the blocks. I'm more than just a power, downhill back."