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Kansas State Lands 2023 Four-Star QB Avery Johnson

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Kansas State continued its upward trend on the recruiting trail on Tuesday as the Wildcats landed perhaps the most significant commitment of their 2023 class with a pledge from four-star quarterback Avery Johnson.

Johnson is the No. 1 overall player in the state of Kansas and the No. 12 quarterback in the 2023 class, and hails from Maize, Kansas where he is set to start his senior year this fall.


Johnson, who is listed at 6-2, 175 pounds, held 24 offers from Division-I programs including Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington among others, but chose to stay home and play for Chris Klieman and the Wildcats.

Johnson was recently named to the Elite 11, after spending last week taking part in the Elite 11 competition which brings the top high school quarterbacks from around the country to receive one-on-one training in a “highly competitive setting.”

This commitment gives K-State 12 pledges for the class of 2023 and now two four-star athletes along with running back commit Dylan Edwards. The Wildcats’ 2023 class currently ranks 43rd nationally and is rounding out nicely as we work into the month of July.

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