Highlands Ranch, Colo., three-star offensive tackle Joe Caprioglio is one of the top offensive line prospects in the Heartland.
The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder turned down scholarship offers Wyoming, Colorado State, Kansas and other Big 12 programs to commit to Kansas State back in late June.
However, with one week until Signing Day, things have changed for the all-state selection.
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"He's no longer committed to Kansas State," Highlands Ranch coach Darrell Gorham said. "K-State has changed their mind and asked him to grayshirt. He's now leaving his options open. Colorado State is definitely one of the top choices, but he's not made up his mind quiet yet since he's still talking to some other schools."
Gorham said he didn't have time to go into all the details as to why K-State told Caprioglio they wanted to grayshirt him.
"It'd take about an hour to explain it," he said. "They did explain it to us, and I'm not pleased to tell you the truth. Joe was one of their earliest commitments, and then this happens a week before Signing Day. Joe is a good kid with good grades, and he's done a great job throughout his career for us. He's one of the best players I've coached. It angers me to see this happen, and people wonder why kids aren't sticking with their commitments.
"It really kind of messes things up. We told a lot of people over the entire year that Joe wouldn't talk to them because he's going to K-State. But he's not now, and we're scrambling to see what type of options that are still out there."
K-State, like every other college in the country, is unable to comment on recruits, but the with Caprioglio's de-commitment, the Wildcats are now sitting at 29 commitments.
Colorado State – which ironically has former K-State assistant Greg Peterson as its recruiting coordinator – looks like a definite viable option, Gorham said. But at this point the No. 5 player in Colorado has yet to officially make up his mind.