One thing is clear for K-State fans who have watched the Skylar Thompson era unfold: there is real uncertainty behind him in the QB room. And with Thompson gone after this season, the search for his replacement is on, and the K-State staff could be taking a serious look at the transfer market.
On Saturday, former Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is on a visit to Kansas State, according to Ryan Wallace of GoPowercat.com. Martinez is considered one of the highest-rated players on the market.
He was a four-star prospect in the 2018 recruiting class and played four seasons at Nebraska. During his career, Martinez completed 63.5% of his passes for 8,495 yards, 45 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. This past season for the Huskers, he threw for a career-high 2,867 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
What may make K-State an attractive spot for Martinez is that he is reportedly dating a member of the Wildcats women’s soccer team.
As for K-State’s quarterback options in 2021, Will Howard has started 10 games over two seasons, and four-star prospect Jake Rubley just redshirted in 2021, but the Nebraska transfers has much more experience, if he were to join the Cats.
Kansas State went 7-5 in the 2021 season and announced on Friday that offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham would not be returning to the program.
This decision came after Kansas State’s disappointing 22-17 loss to a bad Texas team last Friday. Our own Joe Mathieu wrote last week, crying out for changes being needed to the offensive staff in Manhattan.
The Wildcats await their bowl selection on Sunday afternoon.