This will be my only Visit

Irving (Texas) Macarthur High DE and current Wildcat commit Eric Childs says he will visit Manhattan this weekend and could not be any more committed to Kansas State. Leaving early friday morning so he can take in a practice, Childs says he is looking forward to his trip


"On a scale of 10, I am a 10. I am pretty solid, this is it for me and I am not taking any other visits. This will be my only visit and I am looking forward to getting down there and talking with the coaches again and just meeting everyone that they have coming in this weekend," said Eric Childs.

The number #88 rated prospect in the Texas Top 100, Childs looks to fill a need for the Cats along the defensive line and will start his career at the rush end spot for K-State. In tripping to Manhattan this weekend, Eric says he is looking forward to meeting his new teammates.

"What I am trying to get out of this (visit) is really just to come together with the people that I am going to be playing with next year. Also try to get some of the kids that are looking at K-State to try and get them more interested and get them up there. Just to see and try and get the best class possible. I want to try and get everyone on the same level and interested in playing together and knowing that we can be a great class coming in."

Childs, who with his mother will drive to Manhattan this weekend, says they will be loading everything up and leaving early in order to see some Wildcat practices.

"We are going to drive down there. We are leaving tomorrow morning about 5 (am) so that we can get in there and watch their running workout tomorrow."

At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Childs says he has some work to do in the weight room but thinks he can be a factor in the Cats rotation early in his career.

I talked about it with the coaches (playing time) and it really all comes down to how fast I can learn the defense and be ready to play. I know they still have Scott Edmunds and I can learn a lot off them before I ever start playing but I know that I can come in and compete. I have a chance to come in and compete and get on the field and I am going to take it and just see what happens and go from there."

In terms of the difference in the game moving from High School to college, Eric said it is a work in progress.

"Really I will slowly working into it, like in terms of weight factors. The whole game really changes when you go from like Jr. High to High School and High School to College. The game play picks up, it always picks up in the speed and the strength of the games, it is just something you have to work into and get used to it. And I know that they have a couple seniors that are ahead of me that I can lean on and learn from until I can adjust," said Childs.

We will be checking back with Eric following his visit to Manhattan this weekend.

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