Defensive end Phillip Mbakogu, one of
K-State head coach Bill Snyder is on the trail and it might be starting to pay off in the Sunshine state, first with the commitment of Isaiah Cook, and then with in-home visits with both Mbakogu and Jordan.
Mbakogu, at this point, is atop the Wildcats' wish list, but
landing this 6-foot-2 260 pound force might become more difficult than first
expected. If Mbakogu's "pact" with
"It's going to happen,"
But Mbakogu might be changing his tune with signing day just a little under two weeks away.
"In the long run we have to do what's best for us, individually," he said just after his visit with Snyder. "It has to be a good situation for both of us, and we both have to be comfortable there. Hopefully our paths meet. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."
The list of finalists for Mbakogu reads like a who's who
among college football these days, and he said it's still wide-open. In
addition to K-State, Mbakogu also likes LSU, Notre Dame,
But are the Wildcats making strides with Mbakogu?
"K-State really has a great program there," said Mbakogu, who had 70 tackles and seven sacks this season. "They've shown that it wasn't any fluke either. They've been one of top programs out there now for many years. Coach Snyder knows what's going on, that's for sure. He's been able to hold things together and produce a great team every year. That means something."
However, Mbakogu just returned from his final visit, at LSU, not two weeks after winning a share of the national title.
"It's big time there," he said. "They have excellent athletes and a great program. Coach Saban is a football genius. He doesn't say a lot, but he doesn't have to. The program and the national title say enough."