Darks to visit Kansas State

There's just enough time for one more visit and Aaron Darks is taking full advantage by visiting K-State this weekend. Though already committed to Arizona, Darks wants to see what KSU has to offer.

There's just enough time for one more visit and Aaron Darks is taking full advantage by visiting Kansas State this weekend.

Though already committed to Arizona, Darks, a 6-foot-1 205 pound linebacker from Texas, wants to see what the Wildcats of K-State have to offer.

"They've been recruiting me longer than anyone," he said Thursday. "I didn't hear from Arizona until the end of the season. I want to visit and see them so I have something to compare Arizona to. I just want to see what there is there and see how comfortable I feel there."

Darks, who just visited Washington State last week, said he's not ruling out the notion of switching his decision, as this recruiting battle gets underway.

"It's a possibility," said Darks, who runs 4.50 40-yards. "I don't want to say much right now about it because I haven't seen it yet. But if I like it, I'd consider it. I just want to look at everything."

It has already been a busy week in the Darks' household. Arizona coach Mike Stoops and offensive line coach Eric Wolford made an in-home visit Tuesday. K-State coach Bill Snyder and defensive coordinator Bob Elliott were there Wednesday.

With that in mind, let the mud-slinging commence. Though Darks said Stoops seemed okay with him visiting K-State, it wasn't the case with Wolford, who actually played at K-State from 1992-93.

"They said a little," he said of Arizona's coaches, while laughing. "Coach "Wolf" just said K-State is still mad because Arizona's been taking their recruits from them."

But while the whole situation between the coaches seems to be humorous to Darks, he does know one thing: both schools want him bad and he's prepared to be impressed this weekend in Manhattan.

"I'm going to be prepared when I go there," he said. "And I just want to hear them out and see what K-State can do for me. I want to check out the town, what there is to do there in my spare time off the field. I got to see it all."


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