In which BracketCat counts down the 28th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State running back Devrin Weathers.
NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.
#28 Devrin Weathers
True Freshman | 6-0 | 194 lbs. | Webb City, Missouri
- Position: Running Back
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Redshirt
- Status: On Scholarship
Devrin Weathers (b. April 26, 2003) is a play-making running back in the Class of 2021 from Webb City High School in Missouri who plans on majoring in business administration.
Weathers played under head coach John Roderique at Webb City, where he was viewed as the 14th-best prospect in the state of Missouri for the Class of 2021 by Rivals.
He picked up first-team all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association as both a junior and a senior, and was named The Joplin Globe’s Football Player of the Year and the Central Ozark Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.
Weathers also was named an all-district player on three occasions as he helped the Cardinals to earn a combined 26-4 record during his final two years, including a state championship as a junior.
In all, he totaled 4,500 yards and 59 touchdowns during his prep career, and also competed in baseball, basketball and track.
Rated as a three-star athlete prospect by most recruiting services, Weathers chose K-State over offers from Eastern Illinois and Navy, as well as interest from Iowa State and Missouri.
His primary recruiter was his new position coach, running backs coach Brian Anderson.
Amid a deep running backfield entering 2021, Weathers is likely to redshirt this season as the coaches work to determine his best position in the future. There are many options:
“We will start him out as a running back,” Klieman said. “Devrin was fun to watch because we didn’t know whether to project him as a defensive back, a linebacker. … We knew he could be a running back. At his size and athleticism, we just said that we have to get the kid in the program. As you kept watching his senior tape unfold, it became more and more clear to us that he is that big back that has great speed, great elusiveness that can run through arm tackles. We are excited to pair him in the backfield.”
“I just think athletically when you have somebody with his skill set and ability to run be physical like he is — he is going to be a can’t-miss,” Klieman said. “He will help us somewhere.”