Texas O-Lineman Attends KSU Junior Day

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Over 65 prospects descended on the Little Apple over the weekend for Junior Day. Among those in attendance was Devyn Jensen, a 6-foot-3, 278-pound offensive lineman from Clear Springs High School in League City, Texas.

KStatefans.com spoke with Jensen on his first trip to Manhattan.

"The first thing that stood out to me were how great the facilities are," said Jensen. "They're doing renovations to the stadium, making it bigger. It was amazing to see what they're doing with that and what the future will be like playing in Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. The next thing I enjoyed was the personal one-on-one time I spent with the coaches. I went with my mom and my stepfather and all of our eyes were opened with what Coach Dickey had to tell us. Coach Snyder is a legend. He's a winner and wants his players to be winners on and off the field. He definitely knows what he's doing with the program.

"It was my first visit to campus. I like the older look to it with the stone. When we were walking around, it seemed like everything you needed was within walking distance. It has a real nice feel to it."

As a junior, Jensen played offensive center for the Clear Springs Chargers in the Greater Houston area. He was a unanimous first team All-District (Texas 24/5A) selection and second team All-County. His offensive line coach graded him at 86-percent this past season. His performance has piqued the interest of Kansas State coaches, but they'd like too see more.

"Coach Dickey told me he likes my size at center," explained Jensen. "He said as I compared favorably in size to the center they have now. He liked my highlight tape but wants me to come back this summer so they can see me go against someone in person. Coach Dickey wants me to keep getting bigger, stronger, and faster and told me he's looking forward to having me back there this summer."

Although Jensen is still waiting for his first offer, he has heard from Kansas State, UTSA, North Texas, and Texas State in the early going. Known for his quick hands and feet and physical play, Jensen said he plans to showcase his skill at 15-plus camps this summer. He received an invite to the prestigious U.S. Army Combine in January. A good student, Jensen reports a 3.8 GPA and is eligible to graduate in December of 2013.

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