Another Nebraska football player has decided to finish his college career at Kansas State.
This one will try to make an impact for the Wildcats on defense.
Will Honas, a 6-foot-1 and 235-pound linebacker who spent the past four seasons with the Cornhuskers, will follow in the foot steps of Kade Warner and Adrian Martinez by transferring to K-State following a long stay at Nebraska.
The plan is for him to join the Wildcats as a walk-on for spring practices and perhaps move up to scholarship status ahead of the 2022 season.
K-State fans might recognize the name. Honas is a product of Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, and the Wildcats recruited him hard under former coach Bill Snyder after he found success at the junior college level with Butler Community College. Honas chose Nebraska over K-State as a juco transfer in 2018.
Thus began an unexpectedly long career with the Huskers. Honas sat out the 2018 season with a redshirt and was only able to play in four games the following year before he suffered a season-ending injury. Honas was granted a medical redshirt, which allowed him to retain two more seasons of eligibility. He was healthy for the following two seasons and finished his time at Nebraska with 145 tackles in the middle of Scott Frost’s defense.
Another injury leading up to the 2021 season sidelined him as a senior.
But he has one year of college eligibility remaining because the NCAA froze all eligibility during the 2020 season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Honas could have finished out his career at Nebraska, but he chose to seek out other options and ended up at K-State just like Warner and Martinez before him.
Assuming he can return to full health, Honas figures to help the Wildcats next season following the departure of senior linebacker Cody Fletcher.
Warner, a senior, made an impact for the Wildcats this past season by catching 14 passes for 166 yards.
Martinez announced plans to transfer to K-State last month after he spent four years as a starter with Nebraska. He is the heir apparent to Skylar Thompson at quarterback next season.
K-State also received an oral commitment on Sunday from Adryan Lara, a 6-foot-1 and 170-pound pro-style passer from Goodyear, Arizona.
Lara, a three-star recruit, was previously committed to Washington State but he decided to reconsider his options in early December. At certain points during his high school career he held scholarship offers from Arizona, Iowa State, Kansas and Oregon State. Fresno State was also actively recruiting him ahead of the February signing period.
Lara chose the Wildcats immediately following an official visit to Manhattan over the weekend.