Kansas State running back Dalvin Warmack has seen limited playing time during his first few seasons with the Wildcats, but that could change this season.
According to The Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett, Warmack – a redshirt junior – has impressed coaches with his versatility on offense at summer practices. Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel said that Warmack had a “really productive offseason and is really coming into his own,” according to Robinett.
According to Robinett, Warmack has only recorded 318 yards of offense across 53 carries and 4 receptions in his time with the Wildcats – far from being one of the leaders on offense. With his breakout performances at practice this summer, however, Dimel said that “everyone” is impressed and that the team “needs to find ways to get him the ball” this season.
Warmack only averaged 5.1 yards per carry in 11 games played during the 2016 season, according to Robinett. He’ll likely once again be behind running backs Alex Barnes and Justin Silmon on the depth chart this fall, but “too good to keep on the sideline,” in the words of Dimel.
Less than four weeks are left until the Wildcats kick-off their season against Central Arkansas on Sept. 2 in Manhattan, Kans. Whether or not Warmack will receive any more playing time than previous seasons is still to be determined, but if the practice reports are any indicator, Wildcat fans can be excited about the potential talent he can bring to the backfield this season.