It won’t be long before he’ll be back on campus as a football player.
Rivas, a 6-foot-6, 330-pound rising senior offensive lineman at Hutchinson (KS) High School, made a verbal commitment on Tuesday to play for the Wildcats.
“When I was little I was in like grade school and middle school I used to go up there and watch games with my dad,” Rivas told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com. “We used to sit up top, the top sections, and then in high school I was in marching band and we would take trips up there.”
Why did he pick Kansas State?
Rivas cited the family environment and atmosphere of the Wildcats.
“When you go in, as a man, you come out a better man than you came in with all the things Coach (Bill) Snyder has you do,” he said, “and how to treat people with respect no matter what situation you’re in.
“Just the program too,” Rivas added.