"I think this is a real good class."

Antonio Felder, Scout.com three-star defensive end from El Dorado-Butler County, Kansas, missed his sophomore season due to an knee injury. Felder talked about the reason that lead him to sign with the Wildcats.


"I will graduate from Butler in May," said Antonio Felder. "I plan on being up at Kansas State in June. I am excited and looking forward to getting there."

"I committed to Kansas State back in December. I had gone to their game against Missouri and realized they needed some help. I wanted to be an impact player for them."

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound signee expects to play a couple of different positions when he arrives in Manhattan.

"They want me to play outside linebacker in the 3-4, and in the nickel I will play defensive end," Felder said. "I feel real good about it. I think I can do both positions. I would like to stay at the same size I am right now."

Felder sat out the 2007 season with a knee injury, but his freshman year was named All-American after recording 32 tackles, five sacks and 50 quarterback pressures.

"I want to come in and make plays next year," he said. "I want to start and hopefully at the end of the year I will be newcomer of the year on defense."

"I went to school with Wade [Weibert], but I haven't met any of the other signees. I have looked at the class, and I figured the coaches were going to get a bunch of junior college players. They need to find some linebackers to make the 3-4 work, but I think this is a real good class."

The Warner Robbins, (Ga.), native talked about his relationship with the Wildcat coaching staff.

"Coach Franklin was my recruiting coach throughout the process," Felder said. "He was a cool dude. I liked him. My position coach is coach [Mo] Latimore. He is down to earth and straight up with you."

"I really like coach [Ron] Prince. He is straight with you. He is not going to beat around the bush."

Felder is taking 19 hours at Butler Community College and expects to graduate in May.

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