Kansas State picks up another commit

His commit date came early when Childs called the Wildcats Sunday following his weekend visit at K-State to give his verbal. Childs had narrowed K-State down to his final two, including Texas Tech.

Kansas State picked up its ninth commitment Sunday with the addition of Irving, Texas defensive end Eric Childs.

After visiting Manhattan over the weekend, Childs knew it was the place for him, beating out Texas Tech for the honor. He originally told KStateFans that he would like to commit September 10.

"It's not that Tech is a bad program or anything, but that I just feel more comfortable at K-State," he said. "I think K-State is just a better fit for me personally. It basically came down to those two schools."

Child said he and his parents first went over academics at the university, then the tour of the facilities and later a dinner on the town with the defensive coaching staff.

"It went great," he said. "It really came off like a family atmosphere, like what we have here at my school. It really drew me in. I mean, I'm going to spending the next four or five years there so that was important to me."

The 6-foot-3 210 pound, kind of undersized athlete, has blazing speed with his 4.50 consistent 40 yards.

"I like what they do with their defensive ends at K-State," said Childs, who was offered before his visit with K-State. "It seems like they have more freedom than a lot of other schools because their tackles go off of them. It frees you up to go after the ball more."

Childs described himself as an end that, "would go around you, before going through you," to make a play.

"K-State seemed really excited when I called to tell them about committing," he said. "That was it really. They showed that interest and made me feel like they really wanted me there and wanted to coach me and make me even better."

Committing early is something Childs said will really allow him to focus on his senior season now.

"I think I can just concentrate on my team and my teammates," he said. "I didn't plan it this way. It just happened like this, this early. But in the long run, I think it will be a good thing to have it out of the way."

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