The Argyle LB has K-State near the top

The Argyle LB has K-State near the top

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sam Sizelove from Argyle High School in the Dallas metroplex visited Manhattan, Kan. with teammate Connor Wilson over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound middle lineback was making his second trip to K-State this spring and has established close ties with the coaching staff on the visits.

"It went really well," said Sizelove. "We arrived on Friday. When I was there on the Junior Day visit I didn't really get to see a whole lot of the campus. It gave me a chance to interact with the student body and get to see their daily actives. We went with the coaches to a practice and I spent some time watching Coach Cox in action with the linebackers. We went to the hotel then returned back and did the same thing the next day. Before we left, I got to sit with Coach Snyder to touch on some things. My parents really enjoyed getting the chance to meet with him.

"I really enjoyed being there. It's different than the other schools because it seems like the coaches have such a good relationship with all of the players. They treated me the exact same way as they did when I was there before. They really make an effort to get to know the recruits on a personal level. They are interested in knowing all about you."

The Kansas State offer was extended to Sizelove the day after his Junior Day visit in March.

"My recruiter is Coach Sean Synder," he said. ""He said they like me at MIKE linebacker. When I was there on my visit Coach Cox told me he wanted to analyze my film more and then I got the offer the Tuesday afterward. They think I'll be a big factor in stopping the run.

"When I sat in a linebackers meeting, it was serious but the players weren't afraid to ask questions or give a wrong answer. It felt like a really good learning situation to be in with a relaxed atmosphere. Coach Cox is good at what he does and tries to make his players the best he possibly can.

Sizelove's offers include Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, North Texas, SMU, Texas Tech, and Washington State.

"I've been to practices at Baylor, TCU, and Texas Tech," Sizelove said. "Kansas State is up there for me right now and so is TCU. I've enjoyed both and the way they go about their recruiting.

"I'm going to look at how way I like my position coach [in making a decision], the facilities, and how good of a program it is. I'd like to join a team with a big winning tradition."

As a junior for the Argyle Eagles, Sizelove made 140 tackles, six sacks, and forced three fumbles for an 11-2 team. In his second year as a starter he was named first team All-State in Texas 3A.

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