Kansas State could be turning to several youngsters this fall, writes Joshua Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury.
Kinder takes a closer look at the potential impact of quarterback Alex Delton, receiver Dominique Heath and running back Justin Silmon. Delton could end up playing a role in KSU's offense after impressing as an early enrollee while Heath looks ready to step in as a game-breaking returner to replace Tyler Lockett.
Silmon is an interesting and unknown name. A 2014 walk-on, Silmon redshirted last season but made a great impression during the spring. He capped off his solid showing with 10 carries for 66 yards in KSU's spring game.
A standout at Tulsa (Oklahoma) Union, Silmon appears well on his way to adding his name to the list of impact walk-ons in Bill Snyder's program. Even if he doesn't win the starting running back job, Silmon could get some carries this fall with the Wildcats looking to improve a running game that averaged 3.67 yards per carry, eighth in the Big 12.