With the start of the official window for players to announce their plans for transferring to other schools, three Kansas State players were among the hundreds that made statements Monday, officially ending their careers at the school.
Junior quarterback Jaren Lewis saw action in four games during his tenure in Manhattan, including during a stretch in 2021 where starter Skyler Thompson was unavailable because of injury. He played high school football at Columbia, MO, based Battle High, where he was rated a three-star recruit and had been a target for coach Chris Klieman’s former school, North Dakota State in 2019.
In his four career games, Lewis finished 12 of 23 for 154 yards, two picks and a touchdown.
Fourth-year junior tight end Konner Fox also submitted his name to the portal Monday, preparing to leave K-State after 10 games. The San Antonio native was another three-star recruit for the Wildcats 2019 class but was injury prone and fell down the depth chart.
Defensive back T.J. Smith added his name to the portal at midday Monday after making 19 tackles in 11 games this season, mostly on special teams. The third-year sophomore played a total of 28 games for K-State after coming to the school as part of the 2020 recruiting class. The Georgia native racked up 65 tackles and three turnovers during his Wildcat career.