“The season is going real good,” Cooper Bassett said. “We are 5-0 and ranked No.2 in Class 3A. We have done good so far.”
“I have been playing tight end and defensive end. Every once in a while they flex me out to receiver. Our running back, Bryce Moore, has over 1,100 yards. He is a junior and is doing great."
I have four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. I have five sacks and 22 tackles as well.”
Kansas State is having a great season sporting a 3-1 record. The Wildcats will host Kansas this weekend.
“They [Kansas State] are awesome. The way the coaches were during the off-season I knew they were going in the right direction," Bassett said.
"The first loss to Auburn was kind of a fluke deal. They had it won, then made some stupid penalties and bad plays. They went on to beat Texas, Missouri State and San Jose State."
"I am excited about going to the game this week against KU. Every week they definitely make my decision look even better.”
“Texas was No.7, and they went there and beat them by 20 points. That was awesome. You couldn’t ask for a better game. They were physical on defense. They moved the ball on offense, and the special teams was awesome. It proved a lot to recruits."
"The coaching staff has done a great job. Coach [Ron] Prince has beat Texas two years in a row in his first two seasons as a head coach. It’s the beginning of something really big. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
“KU is better than they have been in the past. Coach Mark Mangino has done a great job. They haven’t been tested a whole lot. Kansas State has been in the big spotlight against Auburn and Texas."
"I know KU will come in the game fired up. Kansas State can’t get too high on themselves. I know the coaches will do a great job keeping them down to earth and ready to kick some Jayhawk tail."
Bassett visited Manhattan earlier this season. He enjoys being a part of the Wildcat nation and is looking forward to his future position.
“I went up there for the Missouri State game," he said. "I saw the coaches, recruits and some of the commits. I am looking forward to seeing some of the guys I have built relationships with."
"It was awesome to go up there and see Bill Snyder Stadium. All the purple in the stands, and the fans, gets me excited. Everything there is positive.”
“The still want me to come in as a tight end. Coach [Frank] Leonard is my coach. I love him. He is awesome. There is nobody else out there that I would rather be around. He always makes you feel real good. I am excited to get up there and get things going.”
The Kansas State commitment is solid with his decision and will take his official visit in December.