The recruiting flood gates opened up Monday for
Just as word of cornerback Walter Hudson committing to
K-State started to circulate, Hays (
Alstatt, who just a week ago was coined a "hidden gem" in
the state of
"After sitting down with my parents and looking over everything we just decided that it was a better choice to stay in-state and play for K-State," he said. "It's the best fit for me, to be able to stay in-state and play for a top 10 team that just played in a BCS game. It's the best opportunity."
Alstatt is projected as an H-Back at K-State, which is a tight end/fullback combo. He could also get a look at defensive end, just depending on how the rest of the recruiting class shapes up. In high school the 6-foot-4 220 pound Alstatt played fullback and middle linebacker. He had over 1,000 yards this season. And at his size, Alstatt has great speed, running a 4.60 40-yards, which makes him an ideal candidate at H-Back.
"I may not be the fastest or the strongest guy out there, but I can do a lot of different things," he told KStateFans last week. "I can run, catch the ball, block, and I make good decisions, offense or defense."
But not only did he make his family happy by staying in-state, his sister, already a student at K-State is quite excited as well.
"I know she's really happy that I'm going there," he said. "She goes to all the games already and likes talking to the players, so having her brother on the team will only make her even happier."