Byron Pringle could give K-State's offense a major boost

After some bumps in the road during his past, Byron Pringle appears poised to seize his opportunity to be an impact player at Kansas State, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.

Pringle has a criminal past so Wildcats coach Bill Snyder insisted on spending time with the 22-year-old junior college transfer before bringing him to Manhattan, Kansas.

"It took a long time to make a decision to have him here," Snyder told Robinett. "People get irritated with me about that, but I needed to sit down with him and spend time with him. It was that simple. Once you sit down and spend an hour with him you realize this guy can do it. He is really a genuine, caring, good person."

And now that he's on campus, Pringle could be the answer to K-State's search for offensive playmakers as he's already creating a buzz among teammates with his playmaking skills.

K-State managed 23 plays of 30 yards or more in 2015. By comparison, Baylor managed 58 plays of 30 yards or more a year ago. If Pringle can bring a big-play element that has been missing since Tyler Lockett's departure, Kansas State could find itself returning to Big 12 title contention.