Florida State running back Treshaun Ward commits to Kansas State
Kansas State has struck for the third time in the transfer portal this offseason with the addition of Florida State running back Treshaun Ward. The announcement comes on the heels of his official visit to Manhattan, the first he took of the process.
With Deuce Vaughn choosing to head to the NFL, the pursuit of an experienced ball-carrier intensified for K-State. The Wildcats will still have DJ Giddens, Anthony Frias and 2023 signee Joe Jackson in the backfield with Ward as well.
Ward, a Plant City, Florida native, is a Top 25 player in the transfer portal and No. 2 running back according to The Athletic. He rushed for 628 yards and seven touchdowns for the Seminoles this past season, including 81 yards and two scores on just 10 carries versus Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando.
As a high school recruit, he walked on to Florida State over scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Purdue and Virginia Tech. Staying home and playing for his dream school mattered that much to him.
However, he chose to leave Tallahassee after the season in search of a more primary role, and he was contacted by Brian Anderson and Kansas State before anyone and reciprocated the interest right away and booked a flight to Manhattan almost immediately in order to see the K-State campus.
Head coach Chris Klieman and support staffer Josh Buford were also involved in the chase, and offensive coordinator Collin Klein provided him a vision of what is to come from the Kansas State offense during his trip to the Little Apple.
The newest K-State offensive skill position player joins two other transfers that have also already picked the Wildcats in wide receiver Keagan Johnson (Iowa) and safety Marques Sigle (North Dakota State).