'Cats On Top For Texas Quarterback?

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State took notice and was the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Powerhouse Dallas Skyline and star Quarterback Devante Kincade. So where do the 'Cats stand with Devante?

Devante Kincade's recruiting has been escalating rapidly after putting together a momentous junior season at Skyline High School in Dallas. The 6-foot-1.5, 180-pound quarterback put up prolific numbers passing for 3,270 yards at 71-percent with 37 touchdown passes.

"The season went well," said Devante Kincade. "The recruiting process had been slow at first, but it's been really picking up ever since the season ended. I have offers from Kansas State, Colorado, and Illinois. Mississippi State been coming on strong recently. I've also been hearing from LSU, Baylor, Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, and Houston."

Kincade has attended spring Junior Day events at LSU and Baylor and is headed to Manhattan this weekend to attended one at Kansas State. The weekened will give him a chance to reunite with two former Skyline players, Marqel Bryant and Mike Moore, who are now with the Wildcat program.

"It's a great school," Kincade said of Kansas State. "They were the first to offer me. I really like what I know about the program so far, and this weekend will give me a chance to get more into it.

"I'm going to meet some of my former teammates at Skyline up there and they're going to show me around. I'll be going my myself, but I'll meet up with [current teammates] Isaiah Williams and Cedric Collins who will be there too."

Kincade displayed this past season how dangerous he could be with his arm and leg on many occasions. He was 15-of-17 passing in the Richardson win for 332 yards and four passing touchdowns and also ran for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns. He threw for 194 yards and added 112 yards on the ground in the 5A state semifinals facing powerhouse Southlake Carroll. Kincade went for more than 900 yards rushing with 17 touchdowns for the season.

"I have the ability to step out of the pocket and buy time to let my receivers get open," said Kincade. "I'd have to say my other biggest strength is my accuracy. We lost some good receivers in Thomas (Johnson) and Tray (Rabon), but we have a lot of speed still there in Lamont Levels and Ra'Shaad Samples. They're some good freshmen coming up [to varsity] too."

For what he did as a junior, Kincade was named MVP of his District 9-5A. He was selected Second Team All-State. Kincade has been excelling at basketball this winter. Recently he was named MVP of his district and averaged 22 points-per-game for the season. He is being recruited to Kansas State by Michael Smith.

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