2025 prospect Malachi Curvey goes into detail about Kansas State visit

Drew Galloway05/23/23
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Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors composed the prospect list at the UC Report Camp in Kansas City. One of the underclassman that stood out on April 16 at Lee’s Summit North High was Kansas State target and Iowa-based athlete Malachi Curvey.

On3 ranks him as the No. 1 player in the Hawkeye State for the 2025 class. Obviously, that’s a territory where K-State has had some recent success in thanks to head coach Chris Klieman. Their main prizes from the state have included linebackers Rex Van Wyhe and Asa Newsom.

Ironically, that is the same spot where they see Curvey, who the Wildcats have already offered.

“K-State sees me at Sam linebacker,” he told KSO.

Curvey visited Kansas State on March 7 for one of the first practices during the Spring. He came away impressed with what he saw during his brief time in Manhattan.

“That visit was pretty cool,” he shared. “It was good to see the facilities and good to talk about the weight room. That school sticks out to me, because football-wise, I fit their scheme. Academically, they have your needs.”

“They were telling me in the weight room that they take into account your past injuries and develop you from that,” Curvey added. “They don’t want you to be a body builder. They want you to be a football player.”

A few more items stood out to the Waukee product.

“Watching the practice was my favorite part of the visit,” Curvey said. “It was good to see how physical they were, and they really pay attention to detail on the fundamentals.”

It is still very early in his recruitment, to the point that his lead recruiter from K-State remains offensive quality control coach Clint Brown.

“We have a good relationship,” Curvey noted. “We talk pretty often. It is about every other week.”

The three-star linebacker only holds three offers thus far. Iowa State and Kansas State were recently joined by Kansas, who pulled the trigger and recently extended a scholarship to the 6-foot-3 high school junior.

Despite that, he remains open to any and all programs that take interest in his services.

“Just playing my recruitment by ear,” Curvey pointed out. “If any school wants to talk to me, I’ll talk to them.”

But K-State won’t ever stray too far away from his thoughts.

“I will be visiting Kansas State again for sure,” Curvey admitted.