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K-State Lands Nebraska Transfer Linebacker Will Honas

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Kansas State has landed another transfer from Nebraska.

Linebacker Will Honas has announced that he will be following the path of former Cornhusker quarterback Adrian Martinez, who announced his transfer to Kansas State in December.

Honas’ transfer to the Wildcats was first reported by Derek Young of Rivals and was confirmed by Honas himself after he was asked by 247 Sports if the above Twitter post was confirmation of his transfer.


Honas, a Wichita, Kansas native, was heavily recruited by Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder back in 2017, but instead chose to go to Nebraska and play for Scott Frost.

After redshirting in 2018 as he recovered from an ACL injury, the 6’1, 235-pounder made his presence known over the next two seasons. Honas led all Nebraska defenders with 130 tackles from 2019-2020 and was expected to play a big role again in 2021 as a super senior.

That unfortunately, did not happen as the 2020 Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten linebacker suffered a non-contact knee injury before the season began that cost him all of 2021.

After watching Nebraska struggle to a 3-9 record, Honas decided he would finish collegiate career elsewhere. He announced his decision to enter the transfer portal last week on Twitter.

Honas will join the Wildcats as a walk-on for spring practices and will attend to earn scholarship status ahead of the 2022 season.

If he can stay healthy Honas could play a big role in the middle of the Kansas State defense.    

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