Key Kansas State defensive back target Ishmael Burdine cut his list of 19 options to 10 finalists on Tuesday, and the Wildcats remain in the mix.
Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee, Tulane, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt are the other schools Burdine will continue to consider going forward.
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— Ishmael Burdine🦖™️ (@ish_burddd) May 22, 2018
Ranked as a 3-star prospect, per the 247Sports Composite, Burdine also holds offers from, Baylor, Houston, Kansas and Utah, among a handful of others.
Burdine has unofficially visited Kansas State multiple times; the most recent visit was on April 6. The Wildcats hold a pledge from 3-star JUCO safety Tancey Richardson, but that hasn’t hindered Kansas State’s considerable interest in the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Burdine.
The 247Sports Composite ranks Burdine as the nation’s No. 458 player and the No. 37 safety prospect, but 247Sports is much higher on his impact, slotting him at No. 206 nationally and No. 12 among safeties.
As a junior, he produced 37 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles. Burdine enters the summer as one of six uncommitted safety prospects with a Kansas State offer in hand.
The Wildcats’ two-man class currently ranks No. 68 nationally and No. 9 in the Big 12.