KSU Lands 4-Star Commitment

Hosting several big-time KSU Targets for the Kansas State-Missouri game Ron Prince and his staff of Ace recruiters make it count. Nailing down a verbal pledge from one of the baddest JC prospects in America this past weekend, this KSU coaching staff continues to impress, one stallion commitment at a time. Details courtesy of KStateFans.com below…

Nathan Guillory, a 4-star tailback who flat out tore it up for Coffeyville Community College, gave his verbal commitment to Ron Prince/Tim Wallerstadt/Ricky Rahne and Gang this past weekend. Not that we did not see that coming, even forecasting that in the November 5 edition of the Wildcat Nation Inside Scoop, but ya never know what might change and change often in the Recruiting Game. So we touched base with the Houston native to get Inside Scoop on Guillory.

"I committed to Kansas State," Guillory told KStateFans.com.

"I'm done," said the Coffeyville CC standout, kicking off our Kansas State November 16-18 official visit weekend coverage.

Of course Guillory might be tempted to take another official visit, right?

"Nope," said the 4-star baller with take-it-to-the-house, from anywhere on the field, ability. "I'm not taking any more trips. K-State is the right fit and a program on the rise."

"Tell all of the K-State fans I'm coming to Manhattan," he added.

Done…

From Kashmere to Manhattan, The H-Town Dirty South to Midwest connection continues under the Prince Regime. Not a bad place to start and keep a pipeline. Houston is home to more NFL talent than any other city in the Lone Star State. With the addition of the Houston Kasmere high school alum, KSU continues making inroads in the city rolling on Jordans. "If you don't know the lingo baby, that's 23s (23-inch rims) Homie."

According to the kid boasting a ridiculous 9 yard-per-carry production in arguably the toughest JC League in the country, every coach from Prince down to position coach Rahne is not only "very cool" but "very likeable, fun to be around and a coaching staff I want to play for."

KSU fans might want to show (Wildcat Pass-Catching Phenom, Coffeyville CC alum) Deon Murphy a little bit of love too. Murphy was Guillory's player host. Needless to say, an effective one. Moreover, make sure you throw out some love to my man Nate for keeping The Nation in the spotlight.

Guillory is a compact, physical and hard-to-bring-down runner who can get it done between the tackles as well as utilizing his 4.3-speed to bounce it outside and turn the corner. Defenses have to respect that. He keeps defenses honest by forcing them to cover sideline to sideline. But you can't stop a talent with this kid's kind of game. You can only hope to contain it.

This is a Huge addition for KSU.

No. 1: Guillory adds a key weapon to the Cats' Run Game. You're talking about a sturdy 5-foot-9, 190-pound, knock-you-on-your-tail back who is clocking forty times in the Jamaal Charles-range (the fastest player in the Big 12).

No. 2: The All-America running back as a true freshman upgrades the KSU passing game. How so? Well, the 4-Star RB has the strength, quickness and proven ability to be effective in blitz pick up. That'll buy Freeman just a little bit more time to go through his progressions as well as the time necessary to force opposing defenses to defend the field horizontally and vertically.

No. 3: The KSU offense has looked especially good the last several weeks. But after this season, losing several weapons, Franklin and Co. can certainly use a handful of difference-makers at the skill positions. Talent needed from left to right tackle on the offensive line is also on the recruiting agenda of this coaching staff. Adding playmakers a la Guillory makes it a little easier to woo the Big Uglies. After all, what offensive lineman doesn't want to run block for a back with the skill set of Guillory? And what lineman would not envy the challenge of protecting a QB, Josh Freeman who is going to have NFL scouts at every Wildcat home and road game? No question about it, the sales pitch by the KSU staff is not as difficult of a sell when scoring a commitment from a playmaker.

No. 4: Guillory brings more visibility to K-State in the city of Houston.

With several more big targets to lock down in the next few months, KSU is not even close to wrapping up what promises to be a very good recruiting class. But having Guillory in the fold now, adds one more piece to the 2008 KSU recruiting puzzle. Chest puffed out, and rightfully so, the Nation will be struttin' this week.


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