'Cats Have Offered JUCO DB

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shattle Fenteng collected his fifth D-1 offer last weekend from the Kansas State Wildcats. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back, who grew up in the Atlanta area, is now at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. He spoke to KStateFans.com on his latest offer and his first season performance with the Blue Dragons.

"My [Kansas State] over came on Saturday night over the phone," said Fenteng. "It was actually the offensive line coach who called to offer me. He said that they liked my size and knew I could come in and play early. They think I'll be with the first group when I get there. Since he wasn't a defensive coach, he didn't specify if they liked me at cornerback or safety. I might be going to they're spring game on the 30th."

Prior to arriving at Hutchinson C.C., Fenteng played at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga. He was part of a state championship with Robert Nkemdiche as a senior. After failing to qualify, he decided to continue his playing career at Hutch at the recommendation of his high school coach, Mickey Conn.

"All of the offers I had went away when they saw I wasn't going to qualify," Fenteng explained. "Being at Hutchinson has helped me grow up a little bit. I hadn't been away from home before and now I have that experience of being away and having to fend for myself.

"This past season went well. I started as a true freshman and had four picks, 57 tackles, and 16 pass breakups. I was named All-Conference honorable mention."

In addition to Kansas State, Fenteng also holds offers from Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Miss, and Texas Tech.

"Some of my offers have been at corner and some at safety," he said. "It doesn't matter to me. I just want to get on the field. I'm pretty wide open right now. I love all of my offers and I'm hearing from a few more schools. I'm looking at a place for early playing time. That's my top factor. Next would be schools with a good program in sports management."

Fenteng said his goal is to graduate in December and is on track to do that. He'll have three years to play two when he gets to the D-1 level. At Hutch, he's coached by Rion Rhodes and his position coach is Thad Brown. His said his sophomore goal is to be an All-American and have eight interceptions.

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