K-State Wildcats Football: Chris Klieman adds two transfers

It was another good weekend of recruiting for the Kansas State football team.

Chris Klieman picked up commitments from a pair of new transfers on Saturday, a week after the Wildcats added four other players to their roster following the conclusion of spring practices.

They have momentum on their side.

K-State’s two latest additions are Javione Carr, a 5-foot-11 cornerback from Arlington, Texas who spent his freshman season at Arizona, and junior-college defensive back Justice Clemons.

Carr was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and chose Arizona over Arkansas State, North Texas, Texas Tech, Tulane and K-State. He did not see any game action as a freshman and will now continue his college career in Manhattan.

Clemons is a 5-foot-10 defender who previously played for Tyler Junior College in Texas. He comes from the same junior college as Kobe Savage, who signed with the Wildcats and enrolled in classes earlier this semester.

He mentioned Savage in his commitment announcement by saying “Let’s do it again, brother.”

With Carr and Clemons joining the secondary, depth should no longer be much of a concern for coordinator Joe Klanderman as he looks to shore up the back end of K-State’s defense next season.

Last weekend, K-State landed four transfers on both sides of the ball. They are:

  • Jadon Jackson, a 6-foot-1 and 200-pound junior receiver from Mississippi who caught 22 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown while playing in 22 games for the Rebels.
  • Anthony Frias, a 5-foot-10 and 205-pound running back from Modesto Junior College in California. He rushed for 851 yards and 17 touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Jordan Wright, a 6-foot-1 and 175-pound defensive back from Fullerton Community College in California.
  • Drake Cheatum, a 5-foot-10 and 185-pound defensive back who spent the past three seasons at Prairie View A&M.

The Wildcats lost a handful of transfers early in the spring, but they have since replenished their roster.

This story was originally published May 14, 2022 5:20 PM.

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Kellis Robinett covers Kansas State athletics for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. A winner of more than a dozen national writing awards, he lives in Manhattan with his wife and four children.

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