Kansas State’s newest football recruit has a strong family connection to the Wildcats.
Ryan Howard, a 6-foot-7, 305-pound offensive lineman, announced his decision to play for K-State head coach Chris Klieman in college with a social media announcement Friday night. Howard is a promising young blocker from Downingtown, Pennsylvania who happens to be related to the guy who plays quarterback in Manhattan.
Right. Will Howard’s younger brother (don’t call him little) will follow in his footsteps and join the Wildcats as a member of their 2024 recruiting class.
Ryan Howard chose K-State over many other interested teams. He has also held scholarship offers from Syracuse, West Virginia, Maryland, Bowling Green and Temple.
He is considered a three-star prospect by Rivals.
K-State was one of the first schools to begin recruiting Ryan Howard. It was easy for Klieman and his coaching staff to notice whenever he visited Manhattan for games.
Will Howard still has two years of college eligibility left, so the Howard brothers could be teammates in 2024 after Ryan Howard arrives on campus.
With Ryan Howard on board, the Wildcats now have three commitments in their recruiting class of 2024. Ryan Howard is the sophomore offensive lineman, joining Shawnee blocker Gus Hawkins.
The Wildcats also got a commitment from Erie, Colorado, quarterback Blake Barnett earlier this month.