"I went and saw them the Saturday they came to Olathe to practice," said Travis Tannahill. "I spent time with the coaches and ate dinner with the team. I got to see what it was like."
"I had a good time. I think they are going to do well this year. Josh [Freeman] is obviously a pretty good quarterback. Coach [Ron] Prince is bringing in the right guys. The program is all about discipline and coaching."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end will play both sides of the ball this season. He was recruited to play one position for the Wildcats.
"They recruited me as a tight end. I am still really skinny at 230-pounds. They told me not to come in next year at anything crazy like 250-pounds. They would like me to be around 235-240-pounds," Tannahill said.
"I am sure I will make it to most of the home games. I will definitely be at the KU game. Our old quarterback plays for Missouri State. I will probably go to that game."
"When I went there to visit the coaches seemed real honest with me. Sometimes in the recruiting process coaches will make you feel like livestock rather than a human being. They made me feel at home and like a human being."
"The coaches are nice and everyone has bought in to what coach Prince is teaching. Coach [Frank] Leonard is the most energetic 60-year-old I know. He coached in the NFL. They have experienced coaches. I believe they are on the way up. I am only going to visit Kansas State. I am happy with my decision."
The Kansas product will begin his senior season Friday night.
"It's finally game week," Tannahill said. "Practice has been getting easier. I think we are going to be pretty good this year. We have a good junior running back. We had a pretty good quarterback battle that got decided Friday."
"I believe we are definitely going to be a defensive-minded team. We should be very good on defense. We have a lot of speed. I will be playing tight end and strong safety this year."