Texas LB Commits To K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State picked up a second commitment from a player out of Argyle (Texas) High School when Sam Sizelove gave his verbal pledge to the coaching staff over a weekend visit to campus. The Wildcat coaches received a mid-week commitment from Sizelove's teammate, Connor Wilson, and are thrilled the 6-foot-4, 225-pound middle linebacker will be joining him in Manhattan.

"I went up for the Spring Game with my family," said Sizelove. "It was a great atmosphere. A lot of people showed up. I thought both the offense and defense looked outstanding.

"Afterward I went into Coach Snyder's office, talked it over with him and gave him my commitment. He seemed pumped about it. The coaches were introducing me to the other guys who have committed. Dalvin Warmack, Elijah Lee, and Dalton Risner were all there. It was great to meet them and get to know some of the guys I'll be playing with in the next couple of years.

"It's exciting because I got to commit with my brother, sister, mom, and dad there with me as a family. Probably the biggest reason I committed was I love the coaches. I believe Coach Cox is the perfect coach for me. He'll help me live up to my full potential. The fans are as die-hard as they come. In Texas, I'd be walking around in my Kansas State gear and an alumnus would come up and start talking to me about the school and telling me how great their experience was. That played a big part in my decision knowing I'll be in a great place."

Sizelove was the leading tackler on the Argyle Eagles football team in 2012. The second leading tackler was Connor Wilson. Sizelove said, although Wilson's decision to go to Kansas State didn't factor into his own, he's pleased to be continue his playing career with his longtime friend and teammate.

"I would have committed [to K-State] anyway," he said. "It great though to have another kid from Argyle going there. We're good friends. I think it's a great fit for both of us.

"It feels good to have my decision behind me. Now I can just relax and focus on winning a state championship in my senior season."

In Texas, Class 3A doesn't have a spring practice. Instead Sizelove and Wilson are competing in 7-on-7 tournaments with some of their Eagle teammates to prepare for next season. Argyle was 10/3A District champions in 2012 and went three rounds deep in the state playoffs.

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