K-State Football signs 2 local players

Kansas State Wildcats

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – K-State football head coach Chris Klieman signed two local players to his 2021 signing class on Wednesday.

Manhattan defensive tackle Damian Ilalio and Topeka defensive back Desmond Purnell are joining a class of 16 high school student-athletes.

Klieman said he discovered Purnell while watching his son’s Manhattan High School team play Hayden High School.

Klieman said Ilalio will be a “great fit” at K-State.

K-State kicks off the 2021 season in the Allstate Kickoff Classic against Stanford Saturday, Sept. 4 inside AT&T Stadium.

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