'Cats Offer Texas DT

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ajahne Brager plays at Magnolia High School in the Greater Houston area. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle has been to visit the Kansas State campus three times since receiving an offer last summer. Currently, Brager has three Division 1 offers with one SEC school showing strong interest.

"Coach Dana Dimel offered me last August," said Ajahne Brager. "He was saying how they liked my athletic ability and that I was quick for someone my size. They see me on the offensive line. With my reach and especially my quickness, he thought I'd be perfect at offensive tackle."

"My first visit [to Kansas State] was in October for the Texas A&M game. Then I went back in January for a Junior Day and again in February. I like the community. It's a small college so you don't have to worry too much about large class sizes. I really like Coach Snyder. He cares for his players as people and not just what they can do for the program. That's something I really appreciate."

Although Kansas State likes Brager at offensive line it's a position he hasn't played very much of. Last year at Magnolia he played defensive tackle and had 36 tackles, six sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and three pass deflections in nine games. Brager was named Second Team All-District in Texas 4A Region III District 17.

"I would be open to playing the offensive line," he said. "I'm not comfortable with it since I've been playing defensive line since I was 14 years old. I believe I could make the biggest difference [in college] on the defensive side of the ball."

Brager has a big summer lined up for camps. Right now he has an offer from Lamar, McNeese State, and a pending offer from Texas A&M.

"The coach at Texas A&M said I needed to talk to Coach Sumlin first before they offered," Brager stated. "I'll be going there for camp in July along with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Kansas. Yesterday, I was at UTEP's [camp].

"I'm going to wait until after the season to make my decision. Oklahoma said they don't even make many offers until after the main part of the season. I'm going to see which solid offers I have so I know what I'm working with. I don't want to be extremely far away because I want my family to make it to all of my games. I'd like to go to a school with good academics with a graduation rate over 80-percent. It's important to me to play for coaches who see that their kids do well in the classroom. I also want to be in a nice community."

Brager has taken visits to Kansas, Texas Tech, Arkansas, and UTEP. He said his senior goal is to help his team "get back to the playoffs" after a 3-7 year in 2011. Brager wears No. 90 for the Magnolia Bulldogs.


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