Wildcats Pursuing California Quarterback

Kansas State's pursuit of California quarterback Josh Portis has been well documented, but Scout.com now reveals to Wildcat fans yet another California quarterback on the Wildcat radar. Despite having made a commitment to a west coast school, this three star talent is eyeing a January official visit to Manhattan.

The quarterback position has been one of the biggest needs in the Class of 2005 for the Kansas State Wildcats. They have pursued many of the nation's top signal callers, including having brought Josh Portis in for an offiical visit only two weekends ago.

That has not stopped the Wildcats from pursuing other prospects, though. In fact, they did not have to look much further than Portis's hometown in finding quarterback Osaar Rasshan, a verbal commitment to UCLA.

"I'm still committed to UCLA, but right now I would like to take some other visits," said Rasshan. "I told the UCLA coaches, and they weren't upset as they felt confident that I would be a Bruin and visiting other places would only ensure that."

"I just feel like I owe it to myself as UCLA is really the only program I have ever checked out. I'm taking my official visit to UCLA this weekend, and I suppose conventional wisdom would be that I'd come home having a different mindset, but this is a once in a lifetime decision to make."

As far as his options go, Rasshan made the first move in contacting the first school who began to show interest after his UCLA commitment.

"I called the San Diego State coaches because I want to play both football and baseball in college, and Tony Gywnn is their new baseball coach," added Rasshan, a three star quarterback on Scout.com. "I was suppose to have visited there already, but I have pushed the visit back for sometime in January."

After contacting the Aztecs, Rasshan began to hear from the Wildcat coaching staff.

"Kansas State let me know their was an offer on a table, and even when I talked to them earlier this week, they wanted to re-assure that I wanted to be recruited. They just want to come in for an in-home visit to speak with my parents, and get me out on campus to check it out."

"I just need to make sure that they want me as a quarterback because I know they like their athletic quarterbacks, but that is the only position I want to play in college. Coach (Del) Miller was at my basketball game two weeks ago, and spoke with my parents briefly. Right now, it is still the introductroy stages of both of us getting to know each other better," stated Rasshan.

Rasshan noted he has spoken to the Wildcat coaches about making an official visit on the weekend of January 14th.

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