Kansas State has landed its first commitment for the Class of 2002, and it's from one of the top 100 players in the state of Texas.
Arlington (Texas) Mansfield offensive lineman Jeromey Clary committed to Kansas State on Wednesday.
"He accepted their full ride scholarship and is looking forward to playing for coach Snyder and his top-notch staff," J.E. Clary, his father, said.
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“Coach Snyder has been committed to him since day one. Ever since that day this summer when coach Snyder spent an hour and a half talking to Jeromey in his office, we’ve known that K-State was a special place and they wanted him really bad.”
Clary’s father said his son gave recruiting coordinator Greg Peterson the good news on Wednesday, and Peterson was excited to say the least.
"Coach Peterson said that this was incredibly awesome news," his father said. "He said that Jeromey was their first commitment and they are glad they could start it off with a good one. K-State treated him like a valuable player from day one and that paid off."
Clary, who is 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds, and his family will make an unofficial visit this weekend to Manhattan for the Texas A&M game. At this time, Clary still does have official visits lined up with Arizona State and Oklahoma State. However, his father said he anticipates that he will cancel the visits after he gets a dose of Manhattan Magic.
"I have no doubt that he's going to go up there this weekend and be blown away," his father said. "He's a man of his word. If he likes what he sees this weekend and is treated like he has been the whole time with K-State, then there is no doubt he’ll be a Wildcat.
"He already is."