In fact, he didn't need any. Tre Harris, a 6-4 guard from Illinois prepping at Fishburne Military Academy this season, committed to the Wildcats during his trip to Manhattan.
Harris doesn't boast much of a reputation and largely is anonymous to recruitniks. He transferred this season in order to raise his profile, and he had acquired interest from Toledo and Delaware, in addition to KSU.
He told The Wichita Eagle that "I liked everything about Kansas State. Coach (Bruce) Weber and his coaching staff are some guys who know what they are doing. The school has had success and is coming off the Big 12 championship. It's a good spot in a good conference in the highest level in the country."
The Wildcats haven't spent much time recruiting elites during the present cycle, which fits with how Weber has conducted business in the past. He also has won by assembling teams in that fashion, even if not to the level that always satisfied Illinois fans when he helmed the top spot in Champaign. The hope in Manhattan is that KSU can carve out a distinct niche and win with guys who fit a system, even if they're relatively lacking in star power.
Harris joins juco center Stephen Hurt as a Kansas State commitment.