Two former blue-chip recruits turned FBS transfers could be key cogs in Kansas State's 2011 team.
Linebacker Arthur Brown and his brother, running back Bryce Brown, Wichita natives, transferred to Kansas State after originally signing with some of the nation's biggest-name programs out of high school. Arthur came to Manhattan from Miami, and Bryce came home from Tennessee.
Could it be time for a third?
Colleague Joe Schad reported over the weekend that Tate Forcier is finalizing his list of schools to transfer to from Michigan, and K-State is on his list.
Forcier says he plans to begin visiting the list of schools, which also features Miami, Washington, Arizona and Montana, on Monday.
If Forcier were to sign up with Bill Snyder's Wildcats, he wouldn't be eligible until 2012, barring a waiver from the NCAA for unforeseen reasons at this point.
Once that happened, though, he might have to wait another year to compete for the job. Kansas State is already gearing up for what looks like a three-man competition this spring, and depending on how the winner plays through the 2011 season, he could be solidly entrenched as the starter entering the 2012 season.
Forcier threw for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 20 career games as a Wolverine, where he arrived as the nation's No. 14 quarterback and No. 144 overall player in the 2009 class.