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Featured football players make college choices

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Featured football players make college choices

Photo Slideshow: Multiple athletes featured in our Kansas Pregame Football Preview have made their college choice

  • Pictured, from left-to-right: Chaparral coverboy Jake Burke accepted a scholarship from Pittsburg State. (Courtesy Photo)  "Weighting Game" feature subject Myles Livingston from Emporia will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from K-State. (Courtesy Photo)  "Recruiting Kansas" feature subject Jayden Russell from Aquinas accepted a scholarship from the University of Kansas. (Photo by Susan Goodwin)  "Specialists" feature subject Parker Willis of SM East will accept a PWO from Missouri. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Pictured, from left-to-right: Chaparral coverboy Jake Burke accepted a scholarship from Pittsburg State. (Courtesy Photo) "Weighting Game" feature subject Myles Livingston from Emporia will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from K-State. (Courtesy Photo) "Recruiting Kansas" feature subject Jayden Russell from Aquinas accepted a scholarship from the University of Kansas. (Photo by Susan Goodwin) "Specialists" feature subject Parker Willis of SM East will accept a PWO from Missouri. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Louisburg's Austin Moore (left) and Kiefer Tucker were part of last year's "Weighting Game" feature focused on top football players who are also standouts in the weight room. Moore has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to K-State while Tucker has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to Emporia State. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
    Louisburg's Austin Moore (left) and Kiefer Tucker were part of last year's "Weighting Game" feature focused on top football players who are also standouts in the weight room. Moore has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to K-State while Tucker has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to Emporia State. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
  • Miege linebacker Dylan Downing and Aquinas safety Jayden Russell were part of last year's "Recruiting Kansas" feature. Downing accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to the University of Kansas while Russell accepted a scholarship offer from the Jayhawks. (Downing photo by Kenny Daniel, Russell photo by Susan Goodwyn)
    Miege linebacker Dylan Downing and Aquinas safety Jayden Russell were part of last year's "Recruiting Kansas" feature. Downing accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to the University of Kansas while Russell accepted a scholarship offer from the Jayhawks. (Downing photo by Kenny Daniel, Russell photo by Susan Goodwyn)
  • Jake Burke, a Kansas Pregame coverboy from Chaparral who played QB and safety in high school, accepted a scholarship offer from Pittsburg State, where he'll likely transition to linebacker. (Left photo by Derek Livingston, right photo courtesy Jake Burke)
    Jake Burke, a Kansas Pregame coverboy from Chaparral who played QB and safety in high school, accepted a scholarship offer from Pittsburg State, where he'll likely transition to linebacker. (Left photo by Derek Livingston, right photo courtesy Jake Burke)
  • Emporia lineman Myles Livingston, who was part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from K-State. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo courtesy Myles Livingston)
    Emporia lineman Myles Livingston, who was part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from K-State. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo courtesy Myles Livingston)
  • Blue Valley West long snapper and offensive lineman Caden Bolz, part of our "Specialists" feature, has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to Missouri State. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Blue Valley West long snapper and offensive lineman Caden Bolz, part of our "Specialists" feature, has accepted a Preferred Walk-On offer to Missouri State. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Salina South defensive end Isaac Mitchell, who was featured as part of our coverage of the Sharp Performance Top Prospect Camp, plans to play in the Ivy League at Yale. (Photo by Huey Counts)
    Salina South defensive end Isaac Mitchell, who was featured as part of our coverage of the Sharp Performance Top Prospect Camp, plans to play in the Ivy League at Yale. (Photo by Huey Counts)
  • Conway Springs strongmen Chase Ast (left) and Daniel Becker, who were part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will play Division II football. Ast at Washburn and Becker at Emporia State. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
    Conway Springs strongmen Chase Ast (left) and Daniel Becker, who were part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will play Division II football. Ast at Washburn and Becker at Emporia State. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
  • Central-Burden's Clayton Cook, featured in our "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Dordt College in Iowa. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo courtesy Clayton Cook)
    Central-Burden's Clayton Cook, featured in our "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Dordt College in Iowa. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo courtesy Clayton Cook)
  • Basehor-Linwood's Jace Friesen has announced his intention to accept a Preferred Walk-On offer at K-State. The 6-2, 215 pound defensive end was part of our "Specialists" feature for his work as a long snapper. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Basehor-Linwood's Jace Friesen has announced his intention to accept a Preferred Walk-On offer at K-State. The 6-2, 215 pound defensive end was part of our "Specialists" feature for his work as a long snapper. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Salina Central's "Weighting Game" feature subject and Winter Sports Preview coverboy Taylon Peters will play at Washburn. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo by Bree McReynolds-Baetz)
    Salina Central's "Weighting Game" feature subject and Winter Sports Preview coverboy Taylon Peters will play at Washburn. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, right photo by Bree McReynolds-Baetz)
  • Two-time "Weighting Game" feature subject Jordan Schippers, an all-around athlete from Colby, will play at Western Illinois. (Photo by Joey Bahr, edit courtesy Jordan Schippers)
    Two-time "Weighting Game" feature subject Jordan Schippers, an all-around athlete from Colby, will play at Western Illinois. (Photo by Joey Bahr, edit courtesy Jordan Schippers)
  • Ell-Saline QB Nick Davenport, a subject of our "Spreading the Field" feature in 2017 and our Sharp Performance Combine and Top Prospect coverage in 2018, as well as a Winter coverboy, committed to play at Butler Community College. (Left photo by Lane Mills Photography, right photo courtesy Nikki Davenport)
    Ell-Saline QB Nick Davenport, a subject of our "Spreading the Field" feature in 2017 and our Sharp Performance Combine and Top Prospect coverage in 2018, as well as a Winter coverboy, committed to play at Butler Community College. (Left photo by Lane Mills Photography, right photo courtesy Nikki Davenport)
  • Chapman's Izek Jackson, a subject of our Sharp Performance Top Prospect coverage, signed with Butler Community College. (Left photo by CHS Journalism, right photo by John Baetz)
    Chapman's Izek Jackson, a subject of our Sharp Performance Top Prospect coverage, signed with Butler Community College. (Left photo by CHS Journalism, right photo by John Baetz)
  • Phillipsburg kicker Jonathan Hunnacutt, one of our "Specialists" in last year's Football Preview, signed with Fort Hays State University. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Phillipsburg kicker Jonathan Hunnacutt, one of our "Specialists" in last year's Football Preview, signed with Fort Hays State University. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Larned kicker Logan DeMond, part of our "Specialists" feature, committed to Bethel College. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Larned kicker Logan DeMond, part of our "Specialists" feature, committed to Bethel College. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Hesston's Parker Roth, part of the 2018 "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Southern Nazarene in Oklahoma. (Photo by Joey Bahr, edit from Southern Nazarene)
    Hesston's Parker Roth, part of the 2018 "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Southern Nazarene in Oklahoma. (Photo by Joey Bahr, edit from Southern Nazarene)
  • Shawnee Mission East kicker Parker Willis, part of our "Specialists" feature, will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from the University of Missouri. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Shawnee Mission East kicker Parker Willis, part of our "Specialists" feature, will accept a Preferred Walk-On offer from the University of Missouri. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Kapaun defensive end/linebacker Burton Schindler, part of our "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Butler Community College. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, edit on the right courtesy Kapaun Athletics)
    Kapaun defensive end/linebacker Burton Schindler, part of our "Weighting Game" feature, signed with Butler Community College. (Left photo by Joey Bahr, edit on the right courtesy Kapaun Athletics)
  • Pratt running back Travis Theis made his commitment to the University of South Dakota official February 6th. (File Photos)
    Pratt running back Travis Theis made his commitment to the University of South Dakota official February 6th. (File Photos)
  • Mill Valley running back Cameron Young, part of our weight room feature, will play at Baker University. (Left photo by Susan Goodwyn, right photo by Joey Bahr)
    Mill Valley running back Cameron Young, part of our weight room feature, will play at Baker University. (Left photo by Susan Goodwyn, right photo by Joey Bahr)
  • Wichita NW RB Breece Hall (#1) and Campus LB Quinton Hicks (#48) were featured in our "Recruiting Kansas" story. Hall signed with Iowa State during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Cyclones. Hicks signed with South Dakota State during the ESP and is expected to play defensive end for SDSU. (Photo by Linda Gregory)
    Wichita NW RB Breece Hall (#1) and Campus LB Quinton Hicks (#48) were featured in our "Recruiting Kansas" story. Hall signed with Iowa State during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Cyclones. Hicks signed with South Dakota State during the ESP and is expected to play defensive end for SDSU. (Photo by Linda Gregory)
  • Coverboy Graham Mertz signed with Wisconsin during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Badgers. Mertz was the MVP of this year's prestigious All-American Bowl in San Antonio where he passed for five touchdowns. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
    Coverboy Graham Mertz signed with Wisconsin during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Badgers. Mertz was the MVP of this year's prestigious All-American Bowl in San Antonio where he passed for five touchdowns. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
  • Wichita Northwest defensive end Marcus Hicks (#99), part of our "On the Front Lines" feature in 2017 and last year's "Recruiting Kansas" feature, committed to the University of Oklahoma during the Early Signing Period. Hicks is also one of the top wrestlers and throwers in the Kansas. (Photo by Linda Gregory)
    Wichita Northwest defensive end Marcus Hicks (#99), part of our "On the Front Lines" feature in 2017 and last year's "Recruiting Kansas" feature, committed to the University of Oklahoma during the Early Signing Period. Hicks is also one of the top wrestlers and throwers in the Kansas. (Photo by Linda Gregory)
  • Aquinas lineman Joe Michalski, part of our "Recruiting Kansas" feature, signed with Oklahoma State during the Early Signing Period. (Photo by Susan Goodwyn)
    Aquinas lineman Joe Michalski, part of our "Recruiting Kansas" feature, signed with Oklahoma State during the Early Signing Period. (Photo by Susan Goodwyn)
  • Labette County quarterback Easton Dean, a 2018 coverboy, signed with Iowa State during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Cyclones. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
    Labette County quarterback Easton Dean, a 2018 coverboy, signed with Iowa State during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus for the Cyclones. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
  • Fort Scott QB Matt Campbell, a 2018 coverboy, will play baseball at Fort Scott Community College. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
    Fort Scott QB Matt Campbell, a 2018 coverboy, will play baseball at Fort Scott Community College. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
  • Kansas Pregame coverboy Cooper Beebe, a defensive tackle from Piper, signed with K-State during the Early Signing Period last December. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
    Kansas Pregame coverboy Cooper Beebe, a defensive tackle from Piper, signed with K-State during the Early Signing Period last December. (Photos by Derek Livingston)
  • Rock Hills running back Zane Colson, a Kansas Pregame coverboy and also a standout wrestler, will play football and wrestle at Kansas Wesleyan University. (Photo by Derek Livingston)
    Rock Hills running back Zane Colson, a Kansas Pregame coverboy and also a standout wrestler, will play football and wrestle at Kansas Wesleyan University. (Photo by Derek Livingston)
  • Holton defensive end Richard Aguirre, part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will play at McPherson College. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
    Holton defensive end Richard Aguirre, part of our "Weighting Game" feature, will play at McPherson College. (Photos by Joey Bahr)
  • Smoky Valley speedster Tim Lambert, part of our "Specialists" feature, plans to run track at Kansas State University. (Photo by Joey Bahr)
    Smoky Valley speedster Tim Lambert, part of our "Specialists" feature, plans to run track at Kansas State University. (Photo by Joey Bahr)

Wednesday, February 6th, was National Signing Day. The first day in the new year where college seniors can sign their National Letter of Intent to play collegiately. The new early signing period in December has reduced the number of commitments that are made on the traditional NSD, but dozens of recruits across the state still affirm their college choice on the traditional signing day, many with exciting ceremonies attended by family and friends.

Many of this year's feature subjects announced their college choice in recent weeks, while others committed during December's Early Signing Period. Find a look at some of them in this slideshow.

For a complete list of signings find Kpreps complete National Signing Day list here.