"KState is going to be a scary team"

Wade Weibert, Scout.com four-star offensive tackle from El Dorado-Butler County, Kansas, signed his letter of intent with Kansas State in December. Weibert talked about the reasons for signing with the Wildcats and what he expects during his time in Manhattan.


"I signed my letter of intent in December and I am now enrolled," said Wade Weibert. "I am liking it. It's really nice to be here. I didn't know what to expect. I am from a small town and went to junior college. I am now in classes with over 100 people. I am starting to get used to it."

"Kansas State was always where I wanted to go. I was considering an offer from N.C. State, but I wanted to play for my home state. I asked myself if I wanted to build on to the tradition at KState or at N.C. State. It was an easy choice for me."

Weibert had formed a bond with offensive line coach Tim McCarty before he was at KState. He is now learning techniques and skills from him to use on the offensive line.

"I like coach McCarty a lot," he said. "He and I have a history before KState. He coached at a small college in my hometown. He knew who I was, I knew who he was, but we weren't on a first name basis. He knows how I like to do things. It's nice to have that accountability."

"Coach McCarty has been real patient with me whenever we go in and watch film. He works very hard to try to explain everything to me. He is helping me out a lot." .

When asked the position on the offensive line he expects to play Weibert replied, "Right now I have been looking at the left guard spot. Of course the spring time is when you go through the shuffle. They could have me playing center, guard or tackle. I am not sure where I will end up."

"I would like to stay at the guard position on the left side. I am real comfortable there. I played there at Butler this past year. I played center as well."

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound signee talked about his strengths and what he hopes to improve.

"I would say biggest strength is my athleticism. I can move pretty well. My footwork and agility have always been big for me. My athleticism puts me in good situations. I can get to places fast enough to do something," Weibert said.

"Sometimes I am un-coachable. A coach will tell me to do something, and I will go back to what I used to do. I need to work on that. I need to improve overall technique. Over Christmas break I lost a little bit. I need to go through extra drills. I need to keep my chest up when pass blocking."

Weibert was a part of a very large signing class and has high expectations for himself and for the Wildcats.

"My expectations for the fall are seeing myself as a starter or big time contributer," he said. "It's always been my No.1 dream and goal to play in the Big 12. My main concern is that I play. I have the opportunity to redshirt, but I don't want to. I think the coaches expect me to be ready to play."

"I think it's a solid recruiting class. We have guys at every position that needed to be addressed. I have been here with a couple of the new linebackers, a receiver and defensive back. They all look real solid. Looking through the videos I think we have a good recruiting class. KState is going to be a scary team to match with."

Weibert helped lead Butler County to the 2007 NJCAA National Football Championship and a perfect 12-0 record. He helped lead Butler County to a 23-1 record in two seasons.

Weibert was first team All-Jayhawk Conference, All-Region VI and NJCAA All-America selection.

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