An offensive lineman, Brock Unruh of Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Tx was the very first prospect to commit to Kansas State way back in April of last year. At the time of his commit, many fans that follow recruiting were unaware of this young man’s talents. However, since committing to Kansas Stare, Unruh has slowly been moving up recruiting charts everywhere. Since the time he decided to commit to K-State, Unruh has never wavered in his desire to play for the Cats.
“It has always been K-State. You know my dad played at Wichita State and you know I have grew up watching Kansas State football. I cannot tell you how many family members and extended family I have that go or went to Kansas State but it is a lot. I just have wanted to go to K-State for a long time and even though I committed early, I still got more offers and all, but it has always been K-State for me,” said Unruh.
Unruh originally made a highlight tape of himself and sent it out to some of the schools he was interested in and Kansas State was tops on that list.
“I made a highlight film and sent it out and actually, it was back in spring about a year ago. I got five offers in all. I got one from K-State, one from KU, Nebraska, Colorado and SMU are all the schools that offered. Kansas State offered me in March over Spring Break and that was that. I committed in April.”
Coach Stanley has visited Unruh close to 4 times thought out the past year to watch him play as well as speak to him in regards to his future with the Cats.
“Coach Stanley has been down here a lot to visit and we have been talking and conversing about everything. As far as playing time, right now I know that there are going to be some open spots on the second team O-Line. Coach Stanley has told me that there is tackle and a guard spot open so I am going to be competing for that.”
Brock who played tackle all four years of High School, says he is open to moving to either guard or tackle and if that does not work out, he will take a redshirt.
“I can play both but I have always played tackle. If I cannot get into one of those spots I will redshirt and you know that is not a bad deal. I can make the transition to guard, it really does not matter where they play me but if I redshirt that would give me some extra time in the offense and weight room.”
At over 300 pounds, Unruh has the size to compete for playing time once he makes it to Manhattan but says there were other reasons he choose to sign with the Cats.
“When you are around the players you know they are a brotherhood. Mike Schmidt took me out and we hung out and just being around the players, you know it kind of makes you feel like you are all together, you are all friends and they just really made me feel welcome. There is something you know that is more then on the surface. You know Schmidt is just a great guy and he really made me feel like I was just one of them and I am really looking forward to being a part of that. I am looking forward to the next 4 or 5 years.”
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