Brett Alstatt Pulls The Trigger

Just as word of other K-State verbals started to circulate in what was the most productive recruiting day so far, the Wildcats received another committment not far from home when Brett Alstatt, an in-state athlete, also gave his verbal to the Purple.

The recruiting flood gates opened up Monday for Kansas State and perfect form.

Just as word of cornerback Walter Hudson committing to K-State started to circulate, Hays (Kan.) product Brett Alstatt announced his verbal to the Wildcats as well, making it the third verbal of the day and 20th overall. California linebacker Isaiah Cook committed this morning during an in-home visit with KSU coach Bill Snyder.

Alstatt, who just a week ago was coined a "hidden gem" in the state of Kansas, chose the Wildcats over Indiana. Coincidently, Indiana head coach Gerry DiNardo was to meet with Alstatt Tuesday in an in-home visit, a trip that now has been cancelled.

"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."

"I'm glad Indiana went after me because I had the opportunity to meet some great people there, and they thought it was worth their time to do it, so I appreciate them."

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."

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