It was huge surprise when Olathe East’s quarterback Travis Tannahill called this afternoon to inform Scout.com that he had committed to play for Coach Ron Prince and the Kansas State Wildcats.
“I just loved the town of Manhattan,” Tannahill began. “I am also going to love playing for Coach Prince. He is a young, exciting, and hip coach that has the program headed in the right direction. I just felt like I was supposed to be there!”
“I love all of the buildings on campus. It is just a program on the rise and they are going to be a great team.”
Tannahill may line up at quarterback for his high school, but he will be making a move to tight end on the next level. The fact that he plays a different position may have kept him under the radar, but Coach Prince and the Wildcats coaching staff are becoming notorious for unearthing the best kept secrets.
“I am going in to play tight end,” Tannahill informed. “They want me to bulk up to about 240-250 pounds and still keep my speed. I got to take a look at the playbook. It looked really confusing, but I am sure I will be able to get it down.”
Tannahill noticed that the school is bringing in a couple of quarterbacks in this class as well, and he is excited to get to know them.
“I definitely think it is exciting to get to come in with guys who may be throwing you the ball for three or four years. I am looking forward to getting to know them and hang out. I am sure that I will get to know the guys that are coming in with my class the best.”
Do not think for one second that an offensive player from the state of Kansas has not noticed the exciting things that KSU has done offensively that allowed them to knock off a team like Texas last season.
“It is a real exciting offense,” Tannahill stated. “Josh Freeman is doing some exciting things.”