K-State Commitment Stuck in Blizzard

Collin Klein, quarterback and Kansas State commitment from Loveland, (Colo.), is stuck in a snow storm in Wyoming. He had plenty of time to talk today...

"We are at a team camp at Wyoming," said Collin Klein. "We have had to miss a bunch of different sessions because of the blizzard. Hopefully, the snow will stop."

The verbal pledge for the Wildcats also talked of his trip to Manhattan earlier in the spring.

"I took an unofficial visit there during the spring," Klein said. "I watched practice and met with the coaches. I talked to coach [Ron] Prince, coach [James] Frankln and coach [Ricky] Rahne. I have stayed in contact with them ever since."

"I have built a good relationship with coach Franklin. I feel I can work productively with him. It's a great town and school. It's not too far from home. There are a lot of positives about Kansas State."

"It was just a great fit. The offensive system fits me very well. I really, really like coach Prince. He is a great man. It's a great program. I have a feeling they are putting something special together."

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound quarterback passed for 1,500 yards with 15 touchdowns during his junior campaign. He also added 500 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He talks about his strengths and what he hopes to improve.

"I broke my right ankle in the fourth game," Klein said. "I was out two games. I had an X-ray, and they told me it was only a bad sprain. We were the 15th seed out of 16 in the play-offs, and we made it to the state finals. We got an MRI when the season ended, and it was broken. It was challenging, but it helped my mental toughness for sure."

"I guess the biggest thing is I am doing whatever it takes for my team to win whether that's running or throwing the ball. Whatever the game plan is for that week, coach Poovey really puts us in a position to win, and I am willing to do whatever it takes."

"I am trying to improve everything. I want to get bigger and stronger. I want to make better reads. I have a lot of room for improvement. The Kansas State coaches really haven't given me any instructions except for keep working hard in the summer. I am lifting extremely hard and trying to develop."

"Kansas State was my only offer. I had received serious interest from Colorado State, Air Force and Utah. Oregon was starting to come on strong as well."

"I am not really sure if I will visit any other schools. I am really comfortable with Kansas State. I don't think anything will change. I plan to go back up there June 24-27 for their football camp."

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