Cats First to Offer

Kicking in the Alamo Dome in San Antonio under controlled conditions, Josh Cherry displayed the leg power and range that have made him a Division I prospect. Although he readily admits that the Huskers are his childhood favorite, Kansas State and Coach Tim Tibesar offered the McCook kicker a scholarship this afternoon.

The town of McCook Nebraska has already yielded one player to the Wildcats squad in Tony Purvis and now his teammate, Kicker- Josh Cherry has picked up and offer from the Cats. One of the top rated kickers in the country, Josh attended the US Army All-Star combine where we got to see the kicking skills that have landed him a scholarship offer.

"Yes sir, Kansas State offered me a scholarship this afternoon. Coach Gross called me down to his office and I thought that someone wanted to talk to me ore something and then I turned the corner and saw my dad's pick up truck and that got me really excited. Coach Gross told me that Coach Tibesar had called and that K-State had offered. I called Coach Tibesar and sure enough he offered me and told me that they were sending me an official letter with the offer," Josh told KStateFans.

Teammates with Tony Purvis, Josh said that he has attended K-State camps for a couple of years and that recently the Cats are a team that has grabbed his attention.

"I have to keep my eye out and weigh all of my options but I am so honored to even be offered a scholarship to K-State. I have always loved the Huskers and grown up watching all of their games but recently I have gone down there for camps and I have seen how they treat their players. One thing is a K-State they treat you like a person not just a person and I really like everything down there. Jus the coaches and everything is great there. Tony told them about me and told them they should take a look at me and I had sent them tape but I also tent them tape of me not just kicking but an athletic tape and they said they liked that the best. Coach Tibesar said they were offering me not just because I can kick but because they like my athleticism," said the talented kicker.

With a K-State offer in hand, Cherry who has yet to take the SAT but sports a B average says he would like to weight his options and then take a couple of visits before making a decision.

"I am going to take some visits and just try and look around a bit and make sure I make the right decision. I mean I am not going to lie; Nebraska has been my favorite school since I was a little kid and everything in my room is Nebraska but I am going to look at everyone and then choose. I really like the coaches at K-State and just for them to offer me means a lot to me. They told me they want me there and I talked to Coach Tibesar today and I have been down there enough to know what a great school they have. Education is very important to me and I am going to take a look at the programs the schools have and the education."

Josh is in the process of putting together plans to make a visit to Manhattan in the next week or two to visit the campus and speak with the coaches.

"I am going to try and make it down there this week or the next one. I want to go down and talk with the coaches and Tony. Tony keeps telling me that it is a really good place and tells me how great it is there and all the things that they do to make sure you are successful. That is something that is important to me. I am really excited to go there and talk with the coaches."

Josh was paired with some of the best talent in the country at the US Army All-Star game and kicking at distances of 50 yards plus, Cherry showed great leg strength and accuracy. In talking to Josh at the combine, Kansas State was high on his list of early favorites and having former teammate Tony Purvis already in the Manhattan is a huge bonus.


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