Recruiting: Flanders Picks K-State

Timothy Flanders, the standout Midwest City, Okla., running back and the first annual State Farm Large School Mr. Football Oklahoma, said that he has told Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder that he is going to be a Wildcat.

"They needed a running back and they told me that I could come in and get some immediate playing time," said the 5-9, 191-pound Flanders, who rushed for 2,132 yards and 34 touchdowns this season.

"They were recrutiing me for running back all the time and Oklahoma State was wanting me to play on defense. At Tulsa (a school he de-committed from) my brother has his thing going and I wanted to have my own thing going."

Flanders aslo said academics played a role in his decision.

"Coach Snyder is real big on academics and he even teaches a class," said Flanders of his discussions with the K-State coach. "It wasn't an easy decision. It was hard because I liked all the coaches and they were all impressive.

"It was a hard decision and it's not easy leaving Oklahoma. I just feel good about my decision and it is what I am going to do. I am going to sign with Kansas State."

This would appear to close out a mad rush on a player that was recruited by a lot of schools, but maybe not as hard as you would have thought until it came down to the wire.

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