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Highley-Coveted JUCO DL Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder Returns to Kansas State

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In December, Chris Klieman and the Kansas State Wildcats added a new name to the Class of 2024 with the commitment of three-star JUCO defensive lineman Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder.

Alcorn-Crowder was set to attend Kansas State in the spring, but due to some classroom issues, he did not make it to Manhattan. Things changed drastically on Tuesday afternoon, with the Massachusetts native announcing that he is officially back with the team and will take the field in 2024.


Alcorn-Crowder was a hot commodity among Power 5 universities as the former Grizzly chose the Wildcats over offers from Florida, USC, South Carolina, Miami, Mississippi State, Houston, and more.

Alcorn-Crowder was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and checked in as the nation’s 19th-ranked JUCO prospect. He was also listed as the seventh-ranked player at his position and the sixth-ranked player from the state of Massachusetts.

Last season at Butler Community College, Alcorn-Crowder recorded 28 tackles, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles for the Grizzly. He joins fellow defensive lineman Travis Bates as one of three players to commit to Kansas State in the last three days.

247Sports’ Allen Trieu wrote about Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder in a recent JUCO rankings update story, saying, “Originally from Massachusetts, Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder was a lean high school defensive end and basketball player who went to Butler Community College and blossomed into a Power Five recruit. We could see the 6-foot-6, 300-pound Alcorn-Crowder being a 3-4 end or a tackle in a four-man front.”

With Alcorn-Crowder back on track toward playing Division 1 football, Kansas State has filled its need for a defensive lineman this spring.

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