Risner on the Rise

After a strong junior campaign Wiggins QB Kaeson Risner is putting in the work this offseason in preparation for next season.

2016 Wiggins quarterback Kaeson Risner posted a monster junior season throwing for over 2,300 yards and 24 touchdowns.  The big, 6-4 210 pound signal caller is in the midst of a very busy summer with multiple camps and 7on7 tournaments looking to improve his game and gain a first offer. 

Risner just got done with a 7on7 competition at Kansas State and will stay to camp with the Wildcats this upcoming Monday and Tuesday.  Today, while in Manhattan, Risner spoke with Wildcat quarterback coach Del Miller and recruiting coordinator Taylor Braet. Risner’s older brother Dalton is a redshirt freshman for the Wildcats and is competing for a starting offensive line position.

Beyond honing his arm in passing leagues, 7on7 tournaments and camps, Risner is working very hard to improve his run game.  A big kid, Risner is tough to bring down and is surprisingly athletic.  If Risner becomes more of a run threat his Wiggins squad will benefit.  Regarding his team and their prospects for next season Risner says, “The team is looking great!  We are more experienced and prepared than we have been in the past. We are competing in 7 on 7s and getting a lot of early practice.”

With Risners’ connection to the Wildcats, Kansas State is a program he has interest in, but he reports Wyoming and Montana are the two schools in the most consistent contact with him.  Risner wants to play quarterback in college, but due to his great size and impressive frame other positions could be in his future. Regarding a position change Risner says, “If I continue to grow and gain weight tight end will be an option.”

Coming off a very productive junior season, boasting great size and possessing the willingness to improve, Risner is a player to watch for the 2015 season.



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