Four-Star DT Talks KSU Visit
Four-star junior college defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales made an official visit to Kansas State last week. The Dodge City (KS) Community College standout saw the Wildcats take on TCU, and he came away impressed with the entire K-State program. "It was a great place," Clinkscales said of Kansas State. "They definitely jumped up my list, and bumped Texas Tech down the list. They didn't bump them out, but I would put Kansas State in my top three or two." The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder talked a lot about the fans in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Even during a tight game with a Big 12 conference foe, they paid plenty to attention to Clinkscales and the other visiting recruits. "The crowd is amazing," he said of the Wildcat faithful. "They support everything. They support the recruits, and chant ‘we want you.' It was fun, they made it a good experience for us." The Conquistadors DT wasn't the only high-profile visitor on the Kansas State sideline. Four-star linebacker Dvonta Derricott also made the trip to Manhattan last weekend. "Me and Dvonta, we played against each other," he said of the K-State commit and Jayhawk Conference rival from Garden City (KS) Community College. "I said that I should have won conference defensive player of the year, and he said he should have won it." After making 56 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks this season, the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder has a good case for post-season honors. Wildcats defensive line coach Mo Latimore has watched Clinkscales closely, and believes he can make an impact for them at both the end and tackle positions. "Coach Latimore, he's a great coach," Clinkscales said of the K-State assistant. "He is great at what he does, and he gets those guys right. They get their technique together, and make great players out of them. He likes his guys at 295, but at 310, he said I can play at whatever I want." Latimore isn't the only one that sees Clinkscales' potential. Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, and Oregon extended scholarships to him over the past month, giving him 17 offers so far. Having already tripped to Iowa State and K-State, he is scheduled to visit Nebraska later this month, and Texas Tech in January. He is also planning to visit the Buckeyes in early 2014.
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