Kansas State flips 2024 RB De Von Rice from Hawaii

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton12/14/23


Las Vegas Bishop Gorman three-star running back De Von Rice has flipped his commitment from Hawaii to Kansas State.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder was pledged to Hawaii since July 8, but the Wildcats got him on campus for an official visit on Dec. 9 and have now flipped the tailback.

Rice is the No. 1136 overall prospect and No. 90 RB in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 6 player in Nevada.

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K-State adds another flip to 2024 recruiting class

It was a busy October on the recruiting trail for the Wildcats, as they flipped three commitments: Jarrell (Texas) three-star wide receiver Jacques Spradley-Demps, Mount Vernon (Texas) three-star EDGE Boone Morris and Topeka (Kan.) Seaman three-star safety Callen Barta.

Now, Rice has flipped to the Wildcats and is the second prospect to commit to Chris Klieman and Co. this week, following Troup (Texas) four-star wide receiver Trae Davis, who pledged on Dec. 12.

Headlining the K-State class is Davis and a trio of in-state pledges: Lyndon three-star offensive tackle Kaedin Massey, Shawnee Mill Valley three-star OT Gus Hawkins and Stilwell Blue Valley three-star running back John Price.

Other commits include Castle Rock (Co.) Douglas County three-star safety Jake Stonebraker, Erie (Co.) three-star quarterback Blake Barnett, Downington (Pa.) West three-star interior offensive lineman Ryan Howard and West Des Moines (Iowa) Dowling Catholic three-star IOL Kyle Rakers.

In total, K-State’s recruiting class now features 13 commits and ranks No. 60 in the nation, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings. The class also checks in at No. 13 in the Big 12 and is ahead of Baylor, BYU and Houston.