JUCO CB Wants To 'Hear More From KSU'

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nigel Malone and Allen Chapman have been a considerable part of Kansas State's success this season. The cornerback duo has combined for eight interceptions and 21 pass breakups in 11 games. Unfortunately for Kansas state fans, both players are seniors and the staff will have to find someone to fill the void next season.

One player they've offered is Cassius Sendish out of perennial powerhouse junior college, Arizona Western.

"I've only taken two official visits so far to Indiana and Kansas," Cassius Sendish said. "I'd like to take my time and all five of my official visits. Kansas State have offered and I'd like to hear more from them. I'm also looking at Illinois, New Mexico State, South Alabama, Toledo, Utah, and Louisiana-Lafayette too.

"Kansas State offered me in May, but I just haven't spoken to any of the coaches yet. They've had a great season. I know the coaches there take their time with the recruiting process, so I'm hoping to hear from them soon to set something up."

Sendish, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds graduated North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. in 2010. After high school he played one season at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. before returning home to Maryland for one year. He decided to take another shot at playing big time Division 1 college football and landed in Yuma at one of the nation's best junior college programs.

"Coach (Tom) Minnick and [defensive backs] Coach (Vernon) Davis have helped me grow as a player and prepare me for the major college level. I'm glad they gave me the chance here. It's was an opportunity to get more exposure and play against the best competition. I've been working as hard in the classroom to be successful as I have on the football field on Saturdays."

Now Sendish will try to narrow his options as he has yet another major decision to make on where he'll play next year. Having played out west for two years, location isn't a huge factor for Sendish, but finding the right fit is.

"I'm to gauge the coach's interest level," explained Sendish. "I want to play for someone who needs me as much as I need them. My number one goal is to get my degree, but I'd like to go somewhere I can play soon. I only have two years of eligibility left, so I want put myself best situation possible to be successful."

Arizona Western was beaten by Snow College for the Western States Football League championship. They still have one remaining game with Nassau Community College on December 1st in the 2012 El Toro Bowl in Yuma.

Sendish was part of a Matador secondary that gave up less than 200 passing yards-per-game (199.8) and individually made three tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups.

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