In-State QB Impresses at KSU Camp

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Alex Delton of Hays (Kan.) High School was so impressive at the K-State summer camp the staff decided to extend an offer to the 6-foot-0.5, 188-pound quarterback who won't be a senior until the fall of 2014. Although Delton is just in the early stages of the recruiting process, his interest is picking up steam since he's shaved 0.12 seconds off his 40 yard dash time.

"I had just got home from a workout and was sitting on my couch when I was told to call coach Cox," Delton told "He talked to me about how well I performed at camp with a 4.40 40 time. Then he told me that they were ready to offer. I was super excited. I immediately called Coach Miller who asked if I had heard the good news.

"I think that they like I can be that duel-threat type of quarterback they like to have. I had a great camp. That was the fastest I've ever run the 40. With my throws, I was getting every ball right on target. It was a real good day for me. I felt comfortable and confident and it paid off with an offer.

"Kansas State has one of the great programs in the country. I like how Coach Snyder and his staff stress a close-knit team that's like a family. I'd like to take an unofficial there this summer and go to some game in the fall."

Delton has been to camps at Kansas and Tulsa in addition to Kansas State this summer and will also be at Missouri's and Arkansas' upcoming camps. He's taking the recruiting attention in stride and trying to soak up all of the knowledge he can from college coaches at the camps.

"Last season was my first starting at quarterback [at Hays]," said Delton. "I threw for more than 1000 yards and rushed for 800. In the off-season, I throw 200 balls a day. I do that two days in a row then take one off. I'm also running hills to increase my speed time. I can tell that's paying off because last year my best time was a 4.52 bow it;s a 4.4-flat.

"Recruiting has been a lot of fun. I'm just taking it all in right now and enjoying it. It's early but basically I'm looking for a favorable roster in terms of where the quarterbacks are at and a program that's headed in the right direction."

Delton took over signal calling duties at Hays for Coach Ryan Cornelsen in 2012. He led his team to an 8-3 record and was named first team All-Western Athletic Conference and honorable mention All-State.

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