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Kansas State Football: 2022 Recruiting Class Rundown

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Kansas State added five players via the Transfer Portal, all of which should make an impact for the Wildcats in 2022. Nebraska transfer quarterback Adrian Martinez highlights the list alongside four-star transfer linebacker Branden Jennings from Miami (OH).

Jalen Klemm and Tobi Osunsanmi led the recruiting haul signed by the Kansas State Wildcats during the opening day of the early signing period for the 2022 football recruiting class.

Most of the Wildcats’ signees were rated as three-star players, per

The Wildcats snagged Osunsanmi, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker from East High School in Wichita, Kansas, to bolster their defense’s future. Osunsanmi considered Akron, Kansas, Northern Iowa and South Dakota State before settling on the Wildcats.


Meantime, Klemm is a 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive lineman from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, who picked the Wildcats over Arizona, Arizona State, and Colorado.

The Wildcats also snagged two other linebackers — Buford, Georgia, product VJ Payne and Owasso, Oklahoma, product Jake Clifton.

The Wildcats finished 8-5 on the season under head coach Chris Klieman and topped off the year by blowing out LSU in the Texas Bowl.

2022 Kansas State Signing Class

Class listed by player ranking


Three-Star Players

OT Jalen Klemm, Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, PA), 6-foot-6, 260-pounds

QB Adryan Lara, Desert Edge (Goodyear, AZ) 6-foot-2 215 pounds

LB Tobi Osunsanmi, East (Wichita, KS), 6-foot-2, 210 pounds

Edge Donovan Rieman (Enid, OK), 6-foot-4, 230 pounds

LB VJ Payne, Buford (Buford, GA), 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

TE Brayden Loftin (Council Bluffs, IA), 6-foot-five, 210 pounds

LB Jake Clifton, Owasso (Owasso, OK), 6-foot-2, 205 pounds

IOL John Pastore, Erie (Erie, CO), 6-foot-5, 270 pounds

ATH Jordan Perry, Jefferson (Jefferson, GA), 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

OT Drake Bequeaith (Grapevine, TX), 6-foot-5, 260 pounds

S Kobe Savage (Tyler, TX), 5-foot-10, 205 pounds

CB Colby McCalister, Clear Brook (Friendswood, TX), 5-foot-11, 175 pounds

TE Garrett Oakley, Scotus Central Catholic (Columbus, NE), 6-foot-5, 210 pounds

WR Sterling Lockett, Blue Valley (Stilwell, KS), 5-foot-10, 155 pounds

ATH Jacob Parrish, Olathe North (Olathe, KS) 5-foot-11 165 pounds

DL Vaai “Uso” Seumalo, Garden City CC (Maunaloa, HI) 6-foot-4 305 pounds

ATH Tyson Struber, Canton-Galva (Canton, KS) 6-foot-2, 185 pounds


QB Adrian Martinez, Nebraska, 6-foot-2 205 pounds

LB Branden Jennings, Miami (OH), 6-foot-3 225 pounds

S Shawn Robinson, Missouri, 6-foot-2 225 pounds

CB Joshua Hayes, Virginia, 6-foot 175 pounds

LB Will Honas, Nebraska, 6-foot-2 225 pounds

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